Legend has it Ernest Hemingway bet a group of friends that he could tell a story using only six words. He grabbed the nearest napkin and wrote: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. He won the bet.
The Six-Word Memoir® project began after 9/11 to encourage people to express small portraits of individual grief. It has continued on in many forms including Oy! Only Six? Why Not More? Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life.
People of the Book Need Words!