SixContest: Space out! Six feet apart, thousands of miles up, inside your head—What’s your six-word story about space?.

The Top Six-Word Little White Lies


For SixContest #66, we partnered with the producers of Little White Lie and the Truth Circle Game, challenging you to lighten the load and confess your little white lies in just Six Words. The range of deception was endless — from everyday fibs (“This is EXACTLY what I wanted.” —@CavRTK) and false submissions (“Your lies don’t hurt me anymore…” —Foolishwriter) to deeply personal truths behind those lies (Ed. Note: linked to her backstory: “I was stripping, not selling flowers.” —ChristineMacdonald). With so many smart, funny, and thoughtful entries, it’s clear that we all think about the lies we tell ourselves and each other. The payoff for revealing your little white lies? Each of our Top Six entries wins a copy of the Truth Circle Game:

6. “It’ll be great with minor editing.” — L2L3

5. “No, that’s not a new dent.” —oopsalittle

4. “Your artistic endeavor shows considerable potential.” —@Becky_Garrison (via Twitter)

3. “Construction will finish in three weeks.” —@Going4the1_KY (via Twitter)

2. “I’ve read the terms and conditions.” —@kfoleywellness (via Twitter)

…and the #1 Little White Lie is…

1. “I’m OK. Really, I’m doing fine.” —UUBikerChick*

*Ed. Note: UUBikerChick also shared this powerful backstory:

I’m OK. Really, I’m doing fine. Living with several chronic medical issues (depression, PTSD, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes) means that I almost never feel really well. But I almost never want to share how I really feel with most people. Only my close friends get the honest answer.

Congratulations to UUBikerChick, and thanks to all who participated! Whether in our SixContests, on FacebookInstagramTwitterTumblr or at—keep on Sixing!


  • Maria Leopoldo
    January 1, 2016

    Oh wow – a lovely surprise!
    So many many fabulous lies by all 😀
    “My crystal balls couldn’t predict this” !
    Thank you

  • Lark
    May 18, 2018

    I love reading these articles because they’re short but inaiomftrve.

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