Anecdote – short story
An anecdote is a short, amusing or interesting story.
This will help you remember:
A heck of a goat (anecdote) was reading a short story.
Anecdotes can be useful for setting the stage for a speech or personal essay.
Example of an anecdote
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything – all she had to live on.”
Anecdote in a sentence
She told us all sorts of humorous anecdotes about her childhood.