Time to start writing tight. 6 words to tell a story

The Hemingway legend is that his friends bet him, or he bet his friends, about the ability to tell a complete a story in 6 words. Here is what he came up with:

For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.

A bit of a downer, right?

Here are two I came up with. I tried to summarize some or your thoughts and feelings after the first class.
1. News and AP style quizzes? Despair.
2. Writing, editing, tweeting. So much excitement!

Another example: “Fresh fish here for sale” is the sign outside your little shack on the water. Eliminate all unnecessary words.

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