Posts tagged ‘humor’

Where’s the Rice?

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 19 May 2023

Liz Young
Photo Credit: Liz Young

Marrying someone of a different race can be challenging due to cultural differences and expectations. One has to be really in love to keep the relationship going. Otherwise, it goes to the chopping block.

One day, Meghan spent hours meticulously preparing dinner. It was her dad’s favorite dish.

It was almost ready when her new husband of Asian descent arrived home from work.

“Sweetie, I smell something good,” Reuben said as he kissed her. “What’s for dinner?

“It’s barbecue ribs cooked in the oven and mashed sweet potatoes.”

“Yummy, but where’s the rice?”

Reuben slept on the couch that night.


May 17, 2023 at 1:27 pm 32 comments

It Wasn’t Meant To Be

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 7 April 2023

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

He was a computer nerd. She was a popular cheerleader.

Believing that opposites attract, he decided to make a bold move. The junior prom was just around the corner, so he asked her to be his date. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be.

“Are you kidding me?” she said laughing. “Get over yourself.”

It was a smack down that hurt him to the core. But in a kind of twisted way, it would also make him more resilient and better equipped to handle future setbacks.

With his self-esteem in ruins, he went home to Mama for some tender loving care.

April 5, 2023 at 10:54 am 24 comments

Hope Springs Eternal

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 10 March 2023 2023

Jennifer Pendergast
Photo Credit: Jennifer Pendergast

Mateo works on a luxury cruise ship. As a waiter in the main dining room, he’s responsible for serving high-end cuisine using premium dinnerware sets.

It could be challenging to be surrounded by such extravagance while not being able to partake in it personally.

But to a die-hard optimist like him, it can also be an opportunity to appreciate the finer things in life and develop a deeper understanding of the value that they hold for others.

It’s for this reason that Mateo never forgets to play the lottery at least once a week. As they say, hope springs eternal.

March 8, 2023 at 11:06 am 43 comments

Disappeared Without a Trace

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 17 February 2023

Lisa Fox
Photo Credit: Lisa Fox

Once there lived an old man on the top floor of that apartment building. He kept to himself and didn’t interact with anyone.

On rare occasions, you could see him walking outside listening to what looked like an outdated Walkman.

One day, he suddenly disappeared without a trace. When the property owner checked his apartment, he found it bare and empty as if nobody had lived there.

A week before he went missing, a homeless person saw a strange aircraft hovering around the place. But then again, would you believe somebody high on drugs? I wouldn’t if I were you.

February 15, 2023 at 12:31 pm 38 comments

Smart Move

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 1 February 2023

Alicia Jamtaas
Photo Credit: Alicia Jamtaas

She was sitting up there with one foot dangling out of the window.

He wondered what was going on. She appeared lonely and depressed. Was she planning on jumping from there and committing suicide? Oh hell no, not on his watch!

“Hey, you!” he yelled waving his hand.

“Hey, you!” she replied.

“I’m Jimmy. I live across the street.”

“Me, Ellen.”

It was an act worthy of an Oscar. There was no denying it was a smart move on her part. Finally, she got the attention of her long-time crush.

Soon they would be dating and the rest was history.

February 1, 2023 at 11:11 am 45 comments

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