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Top Six-Word Back to School Memories


For SixContest #35, we asked you to reflect on the post-summer ritual of going back to school. From first day failures and tears to triumphant returns and laughter, Sixers shared defining moments that were anything but elementary. Of course, only six can claim the top spots. Here are our favorite back-to-school memories in Six Words:

6. “More scared of bullies than teachers.” —CanadaGoose

5. “Butt reacquainted with principal’s office chair.” —Oh_Skinny

4. “Brothers became strangers passing in hallways.” —@etduggan (via Twitter)

3. “Class clown makeup hid terrified expression.” —JohnBigJohn

2. “First day magic squashed under textbooks.” —onionhearth

And the top back-to-school memory is…

1. “Pencils sharp. Classmates not so much…” —Foolishwriter

Congrats to Foolishwriter and thanks to everyone who joined in the fun! Whether in our SixContests, on FacebookTwitterTumblr or at—keep on Sixing!


  • Charles Laster
    September 16, 2014

    Playground’s edge, the child plays alone.

  • Christine
    September 23, 2014

    White bucks, green schoolbag, leaky thermos.

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