According to Ego Dialogues, a young Ernest Hemingway bet his friends that he could write a complete story in just six words. After betting ten dollars each, Hemingway wrote his story on a napkin, passed it around, and won the bet. Here is what he wrote:
For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.
The beauty of Hemingway’s story is that it’s actually a story. I found it very difficult to come up with something similar. Judging by the submissions on the linked sites, it’s easy to fall into the trap of trying to write a short sentence (rather than a story), and ending up with either a caption, or a declaration. One of my favorites, by Craftisto, is:
Paramedics finished her text, “…love you.”
And here is my effort. What it lacks in poignancy it makes up with timeliness:
Racist rant. Outcast. No way home.