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The Great Wall of America (a.k.a. Diagonally Across the Country)

October 19th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Coming of Age, Cute, Family Humor, Funny Gotcha, Funny Rant, General Humor, General Interest, Geopolitics, Halloween, Hard Life Choices, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Imagery, Lifestyle, Medical Humor, Nostalgia, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Opinion Piece, Parable, Political Humor, Politicians, Rant, School Days, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists

“China has one. Why can’t we?” Trevor Deeds was reading a quote from a magazine article while he waited for his appointment at the doctor’s office. The featured story examined a number of proposals to build a wall across the entire U.S.-Mexican border. Several artists’ renderings were included. There was speculation it might need to be […]

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The Mystery of the Witch’s Knickers

October 8th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Clash of the Sexes, Crossed Wires, Cute, Difficult Decisions, Entertainment, Family, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Horror, General Humor, General Interest, Halloween, Horror, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Monster, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Puns, Romance, Satire, Screwball, Seduction, Sexual Innuendo, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Griselda Beamish was happier than she had been in a hundred years. While others of her kind were having trouble adjusting to modern times, Zelda embraced the new. All of the most recent advances in technology made her life simpler. There were opportunities that she could never have imagined before. Take her job for instance. […]

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Real Estate Purgatory

October 5th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Afterlife, Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Clash of the Sexes, Entertainment, Family Humor, Family Tragedy, Farce, Funny Horror, Funny Murder, Funny Noir, Funny Scary, Ghost Story, Halloween, Horror, Lifestyle, Love Triangle, Macabre, Murder, Offbeat, Romance, Sexual Innuendo, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy

My family – wife and two daughters – had already re-located to Calgary. My job in the energy sector was taking me to where the action is, Alberta’s oil patch. I was staying behind temporarily to spend time with our real estate agent, trying to sell our townhome. It was mid-fall and we’d been conducting an […]

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Death of a Mattress

June 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Afterlife, Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Anthropomorphic, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Cottage Life, Cute, Fairy Tale, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Animal, Funny Cottage, Funny Fable, Funny Horror, Funny Outrageous, Halloween, Imagery, Jokes, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Macabre, Oddball, Offbeat, Romp, Screwball, Silly, Slice of Life, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Nothing symbolizes the start of summer in our neck of cottage country more than a mattress. And that’s not due to the strange alchemy and hormonal urges that meld dangerously when sand, sun and teenagers mix. No, it’s rather because June 1 is traditionally big garbage day.

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