Writing with a limitation of six words is pretty challenging but if you can do it, it is a great exercise to hone your word choice skills. Ernest Hemingway apparently placed a bet that he could write a story in six words. He wrote, "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." It is amazing how much fewer words leave more room for the reader to fill in the rest of the story. Many people use 6 word stories as writing prompts as well. Click here for a blog all about 6 word memoirs.