Tag Archives: funny

The Tiniest Orphan

They’d moved into the village late last spring, with their filthy habits and strange ways, the whole lot of them. From the start good people steered clear of them, so they knew they weren’t wanted. And now, finally, they were … Continue reading

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I Was a Professional Class Clown

My Real Memoir I cracked me up. And by second grade I’d discovered I could crack other people up, too. Note the key word there: crack. As in that which produces a rush of pleasant feelings and is highly addictive. … Continue reading

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50 Adorably Quirky Images

Because, well, just because. Have a great weekend! Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slide show.

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Fun House of Pain?

My Real Memoir My fingers had every reason to think I hated them. I cut more chunks out of them than I did any actual wood when whittling surfer style “tiki god” pendants for my friends (“Dear Mitch, please carve … Continue reading

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The Prince of Drama

My Real Memoir We had one elective. It might have been Creative Writing if I hadn’t had something to prove. I’d gotten sick right before the 6th Grade Talent Show. Everyone was sympathetic, even my parents, and the TV ad … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Save Me!

The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Feeling guilty about having kidnapped Zack, Liulah the cloud shepherd dragged him into an … Continue reading

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Masters of Sarcasm

If colleges offered degrees in Sarcasmology, a huge percentage of students would change their major. Others learn through on-the-job training from snarky parents, bosses, and especially friends. Still, with or without the diploma to prove it, here are some graduate-level … Continue reading

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Floppy Fish Fingers

I was getting my food delivered long before COVID made it cool. I avoid supermarkets in much the same way that Chris Witty avoids blinking. I’ve just never been comfortable in that environment. Everything seems to so easily wind me…

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The “S” Word

My Real Memoir Sex. Along with acting and writing—and, if I’m honest, anything else that got me noticed—sex was beginning to claim a larger and larger chunk of terrain in my brain. At first it had been a distant island, … Continue reading

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A Kid’s-Eye View of Reality

All children are aliens. Think about it: they come to our world from a liquid environment where they never had to breathe, where after every strange gurgling noise they suddenly felt full, where their every little movement was followed by … Continue reading

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