The 950 six-word encore story contest entries are, in a word, dazzling. (In six words: Dazzling, eloquent, sharp, funny, heartfelt, hopeful.)
The entries cover a wide range of encore topics and feelings – confusion, hardship, pride, optimism, a sense of possibility and the desire to make a difference. They speak to the satisfaction that comes from finding the specific encore career that’s just right. And they speak most consistently about transitions, renewed purpose and social impact.