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Big hair, big heart, big change.

by Larry_D._Smith on September 17, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

As some of you may remember, the only time I've been the Sixer of the Day was when my boy was born and Rachel F. awarded me the honor for, "Hitchhiked to delivery room: blizzard boy!" So on the eve of the biggest redesign in almost seven years of Six Words, I offer an update on the first Six I wrote ("Big hair, big heart, big hurry").

Tomorrow I'll share an editor's note detailing all the great new stuff, will look forward to your feedback, and I thank you all for making this place what it is: an awesome community of storytellers.


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