Over at tor.com, a lot of entertaining attempts to write stories in exactly six words.
I would say that nearly all of these are attempts at a good “hook”, but mostly they do not work as stories in the way that
For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.
works as a story. I expect the baby shoes were the inspiration for the six-word-story idea.
Here’s a good one, very similar to the baby shoes:
Invincible helm, dwarf made. Slightly dented.
This one might be my favorite:
Time machine, not yet previously owned.
Click through and pick your own favorite!