Posts tagged ‘humor’

In the Glow of the Kerosene Lamp

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 30 September 2022

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

As the hurricane approached, residents were told to evacuate to higher ground.

Adrian was determined to stay put even when strong winds and rain had knocked down power lines leaving the entire island in the dark. For one reason or another, he thought it was the manly thing to do. Besides, he got nothing to lose but life under a domineering wife.

Suddenly, his musing was interrupted when he felt Helen’s presence in the glow of the kerosene lamp.

“What are you waiting for, Christmas?” she yelled. “Get your butt out there and let’s go!”

“Yes. dear,” he meekly replied.

September 28, 2022 at 1:15 pm 28 comments

First the Underwear

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 23 September 2022

Alicia Jamtaa
Photo Credit: Alicia Jamtaa

It was moving time. His mom had instructed Billy to do his share of cleaning up. As much as he hated it, he looked in his underwear drawer and noticed that most in his inventory were beyond salvaging. They had holes that got bigger due to neglect and too much scratching while watching TV alone and undisturbed. So many memories to end up in the trash can, but that’s life. He must learn to grow up and move on.
First the underwear, then the rest of his boyhood stuff. Billy knew his mom couldn’t be more pleased with his efforts.

September 21, 2022 at 10:06 am 34 comments

Caught in the Act

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 15 July 2022

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

After a night of partying, Becky had overslept. On the way to work, she went right past a stop sign.

“Sir, I’m very sorry,” she said to the cop who pulled her over. “I didn’t mean to do it.”

“You seem to be in such a hurry. What’s the rush?”

“Officer, it’s a life and death situation. I’m a surgical nurse and got an emergency call.”

Of course, it was a lie. The cop completely fell for it, though.

“Is that right? Come follow me.”

With the siren blaring, the officer escorted Becky to the hospital like a true celebrity.

July 13, 2022 at 1:23 pm 29 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Gimme a Break

Curious Monkey
Location: kigali, Rwanda, Africa


July 11, 2022 at 7:24 am Leave a comment

What a Thing to Say

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 24 June 2022

John Nixon
Photo Credit: John Nixon

As Karl staggered with his cane to the front of the store, he wondered if Victoria’s family still owned the place. After a lover’s spat, he left her without saying goodbye.

He went inside and found a woman rearranging the displays.

“Victoria, is that you?” he asked.

“Karl, what the hell?” she said looking at him incredulously. “What brought you here after all these years?”

“I want to tell you how sorry I’m for what I did.”

“You’re forgiven.”

“Perhaps we can start all over?”

“What a thing to say!” she snapped. “Better go before my husband beats you up.”

June 22, 2022 at 9:57 am 44 comments

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