Six Word Stories
Legend has it Ernest Hemingway once made a bet with fellow writers that he could write a story that was only six words long.
According to the myth, this was what he wrote, on a nearby napkin:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
More than being a catalyst for writing, microfiction is an excellent exercise in how it asks for you to play around with language, grammar and meaning – and cut the plot down to the very basics.