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Tell a lie in Six Words

BY TeamSixWords on April 1, 2021
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April Fools’ Day is celebrated globally as a day for practical jokes, pranks, and just straight up lies. Famous hoaxes include Taco Bell claiming to buy the Liberty Bell, BBC announcing the discovery of fictional flying penguins, and the Canadian three-dollar coin known as the “threenie”. We’ve also heard about pranks about running into cellophane, replacing Oreo cream with toothpaste, waking up covered in glitter— it seems like there’s no escape from this mischievous day. For SixContest #138, we want you to tell us an extraordinary lie in six words.

Whether it’s fact or fiction, tell us a fantastic story that seems unbelievable. What was the craziest lie you ever had to tell? What about a time when you were caught in a lie, or lied your way out of trouble? Are there lies you’ve told yourself to get through a tough time like a breakup, a job rejection, or a global pandemic?

If you'd like to share a backstory (we love reading them!), be sure to submit your entry as a Six and include the link to the Backstory here in the comments below. Share as many stories as you like, but do post only one entry per comment. We’ll send our favorite six-word liar the Six-Word Memoir book of their choice—no foolin’.

Remember to tag us and include #LiesInSix when posting your Six Words to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

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