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Borderline with Blemishes

March 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Afterlife, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Difficult Decisions, Family, Family Tragedy, Fantasy, Feel Good, Funny Character Study, Funny Psychology, Funny Writing Story, Hard Life Choices, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Imagery, Lifestyle, Literary, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Religion, Religious allegory, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Sweet, Theology, Uplifting, Whimsy

“Ogden almost committed a crime today.” The angel Ecanus was talking with the angel Gavreel in heaven’s lounge area. They’d had a hard day monitoring their charges.  There were still hours to go, but they were stealing a few quiet moments. “Almost? Is that good news?” asked Gavreel. “In Ogden’s case, yes. I know we’re […]

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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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Marshall of Cahoots

April 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Construction Humor, Cop Humor, Corruption, Cute, Dreams, Economic Humor, Fairy Tale, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Corruption, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Horror, Funny Monologue, Funny Parable, Funny Psychology, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Outrageous, Parable, Political Humor, Puns, Sardonic, Satire, Slice of Life, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Twisted, U.S. Social Commentary, Whimsy, Witty

The following is essentially a monologue as two men face each other, standing on the sidewalk of a small town’s Main Street in Midwest America. The date is the present, on a beautiful spring morning, a time of year when some things need nipping in the bud. The burly one, dressed in a dun-colored uniform […]

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The ‘Oh I Wish I’d Been There’ Club

January 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Clash of the Sexes, Crossed Wires, Family Humor, Funny Aging, Funny Argument, Funny Banter, Funny Canada, Funny Character Study, Funny Competition, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Friends, Funny Gotcha, Funny Irony, Funny Pain, Funny Psychology, Funny Toronto, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Puns, Satire, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists

         In the order they transpired, I’m recording events of the past couple of days in my marriage as a favor to the brotherhood. Navigating the asteroid belt of our spouses’ emotions requires all the skill and sharing of experiences we can muster. Members of the fair sex aren’t shy about seeking help from each […]

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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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In Memoriam, Life Magnifico

January 8th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Afterlife, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Christmas, Coming of Age, Family, Family Humor, Family Tragedy, Feel Good, Funny Family, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Psychology, Funny Strange, Ghost Story, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Mood, Nostalgia, Oddball, Offbeat, Puns, Serious, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Uplifting, Whimsy

Paul didn’t care that some people might find it maudlin. Perhaps even in questionable taste. It had long given him comfort. And now he was sharing it with his children. It was their annual day to visit the cemeteries – two in fact. One on the outer fringe of the mega city, that Paul liked […]

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I Got Robbed by a Liquor Store

October 12th, 2009 · 6 Comments · American Humor, Bad Taste, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cute, Difficult Decisions, Family, Family Humor, Funny Banter, Funny Psychology, Funny Rant, Funny Torture, General Humor, General Interest, Hard Life Choices, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Opinion Piece, Outrageous, Political Humor, Rant, Sardonic, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Tasteless, Twisted, Whimsy, Zany

I have a story I know needs to be handled with delicacy. Thank goodness “finesse” is one of my middle names. The media often give coverage to some hapless and usually incompetent bad guy who robs a liquor store. However, this time it was the liquor store that robbed me and I’m not happy about it. Nor […]

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The Ten Minute Date that Changed Everything

July 21st, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Funny Banter, Funny Character Study, Funny Dating, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Friends, Funny Gotcha, Funny Psychology, Funny Romance, Funny Sex, Funny Sitcom, Funny True Love, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Politicians, Puns, Romance, Satire, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Valentine's Day

Hank and Harriet, single and alone in their own separate worlds, saw the ads on late-night TV. Their friends encouraged them to give it a try. Now here they were, staring each other down across a tiny table in a hotel ballroom filled with 100 other hopefuls.   They were about to start their final session in […]

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