Six Word Memoir - Have students write one at the beginning of the school year at the middle school level instead of the same old "get to know you" activities. Could also be a great kick-off to Poetry Workshop.
Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by Students from Grade School to Grad School – Brain Pickings
Great place to do a little creative writing. Little is the key word. Earnest Hemingway told a thought provoking story in just six words: "Baby shoes for sale." Now try your hand at telling your story in six words.