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Six in Schools: An innovative high school teacher in Allendale, NJ takes the Six-Word form all the way to 11!

Life Through The Ages In Six

BY TeamSixWords on November 1, 2018
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Life has been described as many things: a journey, a struggle, a rollercoaster, a fleeting moment. And how could we have just one metaphor for “Life" since are our lives are constantly changing as we age? For SixContest #118, we want to know what your life has been like at each stage as you’ve traveled along this miraculous path. From the day-to-day activities, to the big moments, to the advice and lessons learned, we want to hear about your life experiences. Did you learn to ride a bike when you were seven, but also discovered that scraping your knees when you fall really hurts? At age sixteen, did you have your first heartbreak or your first kiss? When you were fifty-five, were you getting promoted, or just looking forward to retirement? Whether you’re 9 or 90, we want to hear about your own Life Through the Ages.

This is a great opportunity for us to be reminded about what Six-Word Memoirs is all about: the act of storytelling, and the conversations our life stories can inspire. We challenge you to grab your neighbors, your grandparents, your teachers, your children, and ask them about different points in their lives. Do us a favor and let us know what they share— in six, of course! As we are looking to release a book about life in the near future, your words could even be featured in our new collection. Be sure to include the age at which each event occurred in your memoir (but we won’t count that age as one of your words). For example: "40: Mentoring has become the best reward."

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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