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“Two Scoops” Is Just Right – Now Available!

January 17th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Cottage Life, Cute, Economic Humor, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Dog, Funny Family, Funny Irony, Funny Rant, Funny Workplace, General Humor, General Interest, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Irony, Jokes, Lifestyle, Love, Mystery, Nostalgia, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Paranormal, Religious allegory, Romance, School Days, Science Fiction, Screwball, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Time Travel, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

A collection of some of the stories appearing on this blog site. Mr. Carrick’s entertaining books are perfect for when you want to relax. They are also spot-on gifts for almost any occasion. To order “Two Scoops” Is Just Right for Kindle from Amazon,  please click here. “Three Scoops” Is A Blast! can be obtained by pressing  here. “Four Scoops” […]

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The Grief Machine

November 12th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Clash of the Sexes, Cop Humor, Cute, Fairy Tale, Family Humor, Fantasy, Feel Good, Funny Dog, Funny Family, Funny Science Fiction, Funny Technology, Funny Workplace, General Humor, General Interest, Human Nature, Imagery, Irony, Jokes, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Parable, Religious allegory, Romance, Sardonic, Satire, Science Fiction, Screwball, Seduction, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Workplace, Zany

XaniaXYM-529’s attention was glued to one of thousands of monitors hooked up to the enormous rumbling machine that was focused on the planet a considerable distance away. He was luxuriating onboard his species’ most modern space station. From earth, the craft was hidden in the flotsam that made up Saturn’s ring. The giant device at […]

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Caboose Follies

April 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cute, Funny Character Study, Funny Language, Funny Office, Funny Psychology, Funny Workplace, Funny Writing Story, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Outrageous, Puns, Sardonic, Satire, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Technology Advances, Whimsy, Witty, Workplace, Writer's Block

Please note: The following story was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. He’d gotten himself into this mess by volunteering. That’s what happens when you’re an eager beaver. He’d never been one before and he wouldn’t be one next time. What had he been thinking? Surely he knew better […]

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That Would Be Naïve of Me

April 24th, 2010 · 5 Comments · American Humor, Canada Humor, Cop Humor, Corruption, Difficult Decisions, Disturbing, Economic Humor, Economics, Family, Funny Rant, Funny Workplace, General Humor, General Interest, Hard Life Choices, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Mathematics, Mystery, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Police Lifestyle, Political Humor, Politicians, Rant, Sardonic, Satire, Scandal, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Technology Advances, Twisted, U.S. Social Commentary, Vice, Workplace, Zany

As a special favor, Louise Traynor was escorted to a couple’s table in the trattoria’s alcove by the establishment’s executive chef and owner late into the luncheon sitting. The faux Italian décor was complemented by Dean Martin crooning in the background. A tiny fountain listlessly gurgled in the centre of the room. Other diners noted […]

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Pedro Martinez’ Incredible String of Good Luck

December 6th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Clash of the Sexes, Construction Humor, Corruption, Cute, Difficult Decisions, Disturbing, Economic Humor, Economics, Entertainment, Family, Family Humor, Funny Family, Funny Rant, Funny Workplace, Hard Life Choices, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Mystery, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Political Humor, Politicians, Rant, Sardonic, Satire, Screwball, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Theology, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Workplace, Zany

Pedro Martinez had entered the United States illegally. There was no denying the fact. He was part of a group of 20 individuals brought over in the false back of an 18-wheeler from Mexico in early spring two years ago. To pay for the privilege, he made a cash contribution to his wife’s distant cousin, Jose […]

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So You Think You Know Flop Sweat

November 21st, 2009 · 3 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Career Choices, Construction Humor, Economic Humor, Family Humor, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Horror, Funny Workplace, General Humor, General Interest, Hard Life Choices, Horror, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Public Speaking, Slice of Life, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty

It’s a terror nearly as elemental as the fear of dying. It can bring strong men to their knees and turn the smartest of women into incoherent babblers. Maybe you already know where I’m headed. It’s public speaking and there’s nothing else quite like its scary prospect. Many people would rather go through a spinal […]

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Life was Sweet Again on Planet Lollipop

October 24th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Canada Humor, Charming, Cute, Difficult Decisions, Entertainment, Family, Family Humor, Family Tragedy, Feel Good, Funny Family, Funny Workplace, General Humor, General Interest, Hard Life Choices, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Movies, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Puns, Satire, Screwball, Slice of Life, Sports and Recreation, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Uplifting, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Life had been sweet on the planet Lollipop. Barney Bracken, a young fortyish married man with children, was living his life according to five simple rules: 1) don’t become addicted to alcohol; 2) don’t become addicted to mood-altering drugs; 3) have a decent job that pays a good living; 4) cultivate true friends; and 5) do whatever […]

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Disney Goes After a Bigger Fish than Marvel

September 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Corporate Takeover, Cute, Economic Humor, Family Humor, Famous Actors, Farce, Funny Workplace, Jokes, Lifestyle, Movies, Offbeat, Outrageous, Satire, Screwball, Silly, Whimsy, Zany

After recently acquiring Marvel Comics, Disney Corporation is apparently now going after an even bigger corporate prize, Hell Inc. In a surprise move, it has been learned that the devil is interested in selling his interest in the underworld and moving to Palm Springs. There’s something about the climate there that appeals to him.   […]

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Bad Starts to the Working Day

April 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Cute, Family Humor, Funny Dog, Funny Expenses, Funny Family, Funny Office, Funny Rant, Funny Workplace, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

You know your working day is probably going to seem “not too bad” only in retrospect when one or more of the following happens early on.     (1) The “chimmy changas” you ate last night have stopped dancing and have now turned surly.

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Celebrity Greeters at Wal-Mart Continued

April 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Cute, Family Humor, Famous Actors, Farce, Funny Banter, Funny Celebrity, Funny Sayings, Funny Shopping, Funny Workplace, General Humor, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Offbeat, Puns, Romp, Screwball, Silly, Whimsy, Witty, Workplace, Zany

In an earlier blog entry, I introduced the possibility of celebrities, when their careers end or hit a dry spell, finding employment as “greeters” at Wal-Mart. Some of them would have rather obvious opening lines when you walk through the doors to go shopping.

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