If you think brevity is the soul of wit, you might check out any or all of these:
One Sentence. As advertised, it’s “true stories told in one sentence.” For example:
“Now I think of him every time I hear the word “pierogi.'”
“It was a little weird to find out after we reunited that his ex-wife resembled me, but it was weirder to find out that my ex-husband and her are now dating.”
One-letter words are the building blocks of communication. I like to joke that learning them is easy and spelling them is even easier. But I don’t sell them short.
And finally, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure by Larry Smith. As recommended by John McIntyre at You Don’t Say, who noted:
“So they have taken to it, and I can only stand, hat in hand, in mute admiration of Allan Wishart, or VanderViking, of the Vanderhoof Omineca Express, Vanderhoof, B.C., whose sublime entry encapsulates the life of the copy editor: Edited it down to five.“
Hmm, six-word memoirs. Well, I’ll take a stab at it: “Wasn’t what I meant to say.”
Now you try.