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Entries Tagged as 'Funny Science Fiction'

The Whipper Snapper Side-Swipe Caper

February 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Corruption, Economic Humor, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Farce, Funny Aging, Funny Banter, Funny Canada, Funny Character Study, Funny Competition, Funny Corruption, Funny Gotcha, Funny Government, Funny Larceny, Funny Romance, Funny Scandal, Funny Science Fiction, Human Nature, Irony, Literary, Love, Macabre, Nostalgia, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Political Humor, Politicians, Romp, Satire, Scandal, Science Fiction, Screwball, Surprise Twists, Time Travel, Whimsy

Prologue: 1987 “What’s $100,000?” she asked flippantly. “It’s $95,000 more than I’ve got,” was his answer. She was starting to drive him crazy. She had two pre-occupations, money and her research. On neither score, was she in any way practical. They’d been living together in a basement apartment for seven months while attending Queen’s University […]

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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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Two Men Who Thought They Knew People

February 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cop Humor, Crossed Wires, Economic Humor, Funny Government, Funny Horror, Funny Monster, Funny Parable, Funny Politics, Funny Scary, Funny Science Fiction, Geopolitics, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Monster, Not As It Seems, Opinion Piece, Parable, Political Humor, Politicians, Satire, Science Fiction, Slice of Life, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Technology Advances, Whimsy

The lives of two not-so-different men lay in ruins a week after the affair headlined in the media as either the Peoples’ Rally in the Clouds or Civil Unrest in Make-believe Square. Of course that wasn’t the official name. The event was first advertised under the title, World-wide Freedom Day. Preston Fleshman and Stephan Bossberg […]

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Saved by a Hare’s Breath

February 4th, 2011 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Fantasy, Farce, Funny Absurd, Funny Aliens, Funny Banter, Funny Character Study, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Friends, Funny Gotcha, Funny Outrageous, Funny Science Fiction, Funny Writing Story, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Puns, Romp, Satire, Screwball, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, U.S. Social Commentary, Writer's Block, Zany

    “Start with a ‘hook’. It can be an exceptional title. Or a nifty idea. Even a joke, as long as it’s original. That’s where I begin. Then embellish it. Work backwards if you have to. And always, always, keep in mind the primary question – will this keep a reader interested?”    That was the […]

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A Dystopian View on Being Ripe

January 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Coming of Age, Economic Humor, Economics, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Banter, Funny Canada, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Government, Funny Parable, Funny Politics, Funny Psychology, Funny Science Fiction, Geopolitics, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Opinion Piece, Parable, Political Humor, Puns, Satire, School Days, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, U.S. Social Commentary

  “Daddy, why does Canada have so many comedians?” 10-year old Justin asked, one blustery winter evening.  The magic hour approached when the burden of parenthood was about to be ever so briefly lifted and some time might be spent by mom and dad alone in front of the television set.  “I have a theory […]

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Forever Running Late

May 1st, 2010 · 6 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, Clash of the Sexes, Coming of Age, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Friends, Funny Gotcha, Funny Labor Relations, Funny Office, Funny Romance, Funny Science Fiction, Funny Sitcom, Funny Travel, General Humor, General Interest, History, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Not As It Seems, Romance, Science Fiction, Slice of Life, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Technology Advances, Whimsy

For all her flustered outward appearance, Jilal was a deep thinker. Single, aged 32, a brunette well-above average in appearance and living in an eco-friendly home halfway between the citizens on ground level and those perched high above, she was having a typical day off. Mid-morning and her heart was already pounding. Too much to […]

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The Freeze Dried Monster on the Skyway

December 12th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, Architecture, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Christmas, Family Humor, Funny Horror, Funny Monster, Funny Paranormal, Funny Scary, Funny Science Fiction, Funny Torture, General Humor, General Interest, Jokes, Lifestyle, Monster, Political Humor, Satire, Science Fiction, Technology Advances

Gerry Westerfield was the kind of 25- to 30-year-old who disappears into the background. He grew his mat-black hair long, cultivated a beard and was perpetually attired in denim. He’d studied computer science at Sir Wilfred Laurier University but hadn’t quite earned his degree. There was no question he was a savant when it came to […]

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There’s No Such Thing as Time

July 15th, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Children and Pets, Coming of Age, Cute, Family Humor, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Science Fiction, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Literary, Lyrical, Nostalgia, Offbeat, Science Fiction, Screwball, Silly, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Time Travel, Witty

Whenever I hear a major celebrity has died, I am reminded that there is no such thing as time. Our most vivid memories of these individuals are when they were at their prime. Their vitality and life force made them seem indestructible.   Then suddenly, ten or 20 or 30 years later they are gone. It […]

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Spotting the Space Aliens Among Us

May 4th, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Cute, Entertainment, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Aliens, Funny Dog, Funny Science Fiction, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Monster, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Puns, Satire, Science Fiction, Screwball, Silly, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

If there really are space aliens living among us, they should be fairly easy to identify.   The following are some of the tell-tale signs.   Once you know them, they seem obvious. Just the same, it’s advisable to have them here for reference.   (1) They know a lot more about astronomy than seems […]

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A New National Holiday Based on Doing Nothing

April 24th, 2009 · 9 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Coming of Age, Cute, Difficult Decisions, Entertainment, Family, Family Humor, Fantasy, Feel Good, Funny Family, Funny Science Fiction, Hard Life Choices, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Parable, Satire, Science Fiction, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Once upon a time, there was a young Canadian boy name Richard, living in a small Prairie town, who played a major role in world events. Up until the age of 18, he did very little to distinguish himself or to set himself apart from the rest of the population. In fact, he’d shown such a […]

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