Practice prompt before the prompt proper:
Write your life story in 6 words. Here is a famous example by Ernest Hemingway: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
Next, along the lines of the fictional town, Grover’s Corners created by Thornton Wilder in his play “Our Town,” write the 6 word life stories of 25 or 30 members residing in your fictional town. Name your town.