When I was standing on the subway platform telling the particle physics joke to my roommate, I fell in love with the stranger that jumped in with the punchline.Each of these one-sentence stories packs a punch and more. The best examples move action forward, offer perspective, contain a surprise, and defy prediction and second-guessing because they're original.
I've learned to deal with rejection letters, but it's just not right to open one and get a papercut.
He didn't realize that fruit suspended in jello was considered a salad until we visited my grandparents in Wisconsin.
Now: Can you try this tactic with some writing you're doing for work, rather than a novel or memoir? See whether you can pack a sentence with that much verve and vigor. Then submit it on One Sentence, or here, in the comments.
UPDATE: Communications consultant Liz Wainger took this idea and imagined what some prominent businesses might do with one dense-packed sentence. Here's here take. What do you think?