Posts tagged ‘humor’

Broken Jar

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 10 July 2020

A. Noni Mouse
Photo Credit: A. Noni Mouse

Billy was playing ball inside the house when he accidentally hit the ceramic jar on top of the fridge. It fell breaking into several pieces.

“Oh-uh!” Maya exclaimed.

Billy didn’t panic. He glued them back together again while his little sister was watching.

“Don’t be a tattletale,” he told Maya as if she could understand what it meant.

Dinner came and went. There was no mention of the broken jar. Billy felt relieved.

But not for long.

After putting Maya to bed, Mom sneaked into Billy while he was watching TV.

“Billy, is there something you want to tell me?”

July 8, 2020 at 8:15 am 36 comments

Big Mistake

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 3 July 2020

Na’ama Yehudah
Photo Credit: Na’ama Yehudah

From the moment he laid eyes on her, Roberto knew she was the one. Or so he thought.

Mercedes was gorgeous with a body to match.

For somebody on the rebound after being dumped by his long-time girlfriend, she was heaven-sent. He became the envy of his friends when he drove her around town.

But then he found out that Mercedes was high maintenance and had an unpredictable temper.

It came to pass that Roberto had seen enough red lights and decided to break the relationship.

He took Mercedes back to the car dealer and exchanged her for another model.

July 1, 2020 at 8:59 am 52 comments

Better Luck Next Time

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 19 June 2020

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

It was a hot summer day. Homer would rather go to the beach and watch bikini girls strut their stuff. But all beaches were closed due to coronavirus.

And so here he was, trying to earn extra money by cleaning windows on a high-rise apartment building.

What appeared to be a boring job suddenly became interesting when Homer saw a woman in a bathrobe about to take a shower.

Instead of being embarrassed when she noticed him looking through the window, she just smiled and waved at him and then closed the curtains.

“D’oh!“ Homer sighed. “Better luck next time.”

June 17, 2020 at 2:35 pm 44 comments

The Vow

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 5 June 2020

Ted Strutz
Photo Credit: Ted Strutz

One day I found a mouse eating crumbs left on the table. It scampered away as soon as it saw me.

It became a regular visitor becoming more and more trusting, albeit keeping distance, as the days went by.

Although the mouse was cute, it had to go. I went looking for a live trap to get rid of it.

“Bad idea,“ the hardware salesman said. “Once you set it free, it’ll come back.

I ended up getting one that caught and killed it instantly.

Since then, I vowed not to be a murderer again by keeping the place clean.

June 3, 2020 at 8:53 am 44 comments

Haircut in the Time of Covid-19

Cutting My Own Hair

After taking a shower I stood naked in front of the mirror and realized it couldn’t wait any longer. It wasn’t about the beer belly. Rather, it was about my hair. After more than two months of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, it had grown to the point of no return. I badly needed a haircut.

However, much as I wanted to see my favorite barber, I couldn’t do it. Barbershops and salons aren’t considered essential businesses, so they are ordered closed indefinitely.

If you’re desperate, I’m sure you can find somebody willing to defy the order and cut your hair. But is it worth the risk? Being in close contact with your barber puts you both at risk of spreading the virus.

It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention. It can force you to invent or find ways to get out of your predicament.

I found my eureka moment when I came across this YouTube video teaching how to cut your own hair.

The instructions looked very easy to follow that I decided to buy a hair clipper set and give it a shot.

Wahl Hair Clipper

After searching online, I ended up getting the Wahl Color Pro Cordless Rechargeable Hair Clipper & Trimmer – Easy Color-Coded Guide Combs – For Men, Women & Children – Model 9649. It’s a hot item right now with its price ranging from reasonable to the ridiculous that it pays to shop around. I got mine from Amazon last week for $33.61.

After some trepidation, I cut my hair for the first time using the instructions from the video. It took 20 minutes and surprisingly I was quite happy with the result. It wasn’t as good as my barber could have done, but it will do during this time of the pandemic.

I suggest that you try it too. If you make a mistake, don’t worry about it. Your hair will grow back.

May 26, 2020 at 9:03 am 8 comments

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