Six Word Stories
Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway once won a short story competition with a sad tale of only six words: "Baby shoes; for sale. Never worn".
Larry Smith, a magazine founder, asked readers to submit their life stories online in six words. He received more than a million responses, and from it published a few books, one of which became a New York Times bestseller.
Schoolteachers and lecturers use the format to teach how to write concisely. HarperCollins created a teacher's guide to encourage the six word memoir form as a tool for teaching.
So why am I telling this?
For no specific reason other than I find it intriguing; the thumbn