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Secrets to Take to the Grave

BY TeamSixWords on October 2, 2018
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We all collect moments. Some, we choose to share with one another: happy engagements, playful childhood memories, long-awaited promotions. Others, we’d rather keep to ourselves. Did you talk cheerfully about the engagement, but hide the fact that you were secretly in love with the groom? Did you laugh about your mischievous childhood, but conveniently omit that you were the one who broke your mother’s favorite vase? Did you say you were conversational in Spanish on your resume, but don't remember anything from high school?

Inspired by a suggestion from community member, zsuzsu, for SixContest #117, we want you to spill the beans on the secrets you’ve been hiding. You know the ones we’re talking about—the ones you swore you’d "take to the grave.” In the spirit of Halloween, it’s time for us all to take a trip to the graveyard and dig up those secrets!

Besides awarding our favorite six-word story our shiny new keychain, we're giving away a second prize: the Sixer with the best backstory will win a Six-Word Memoir book of his or her choice. Be sure to submit your entry as a six and include the link to your backstory here in the comments. And please post only one entry per comment.

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