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Top Six Most Creative Six-Word Excuses


Spring fever is spreading and the improving weather makes everyone want to ditch a few responsibilities. Anticipating the need for extra play time, for SixContest #94 we asked for your most creative excuses in six words. Some offered timeless excuses (“I have let the dog out.” –LisaK ), while others were unconventional yet convincing (“Psychiatrist prescribed play for inner child.” –Kharis). Whatever your obligation, we hope these six-word alibis work for you.

Introducing the Top Six Excuses…

6. “The cloud ate my homework again. –@OneofJennifer

5. “The magic 8-ball told me to.” –J3nny

4. “I was too busy retweeting memes.” –@kim_ann1

3. “I kneaded to bake away grief.” –@KathrynDiPasqua

2. “Born breech. Backwards from day one.” –enginethatcould

And introducing the excuse we all want to use from time to time…

1. “Please, do not disturb. I’m introverting” –@TaraParay (via Twitter)

Congratulations, @TaraParay, and thanks to all who participated! Whether in our SixContests, on FacebookInstagramTwitterTumblr or at sixwordmemoirs.com—keep on Sixing!


  • Solstice
    March 10, 2017

    Great excuses!
    Ha! I just thought of a great one! Too late.
    “Too busy reading Excuse Contest entries!”


  • Tara
    March 11, 2017

    Hey, thanks, @SixWords! How exciting! I stopped introverting long enough to check Twitter and see that I won! 🙂 This is exciting. Thanks so much!

  • Cindy
    March 11, 2017

    Congratulations, Tara, and to everyone who entered.

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