Tag Archive | Comedy Writing

Short Story – Mercury and a Big Hole in the Ground


This week, I’ve been visiting the National Parks of Utah as well as The Grand Canyon.*

Whenever anyone visits The Grand Canyon, they typically tell you that they have no words to describe it and I think I know why.

Simply put, someone already came up with the best way to describe The Grand Canyon and that description is “The Grand Canyon.”

“The” – it is the only one.

“Grand” – Can describe something that is both big (it most definitely is) and impressive (yep).

“Canyon” – describes a geological feature that directly corresponds with the geological feature one is viewing.

So “The Grand Canyon” is a name that implies you are looking at a canyon that is big, impressive, and unique.  And so it is.  The job has been done so perfectly as to pose an impossible challenge for everyone who tries to describe the place on their own. I, therefore, will not make any attempts to describe The Grand Canyon in deference to whoever managed to knock the ball out of the park before the ball game had even started.

Instead, I will tell you the story of a sunrise and a planet.

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The Lease

ghost-04.jpgWeekly short story post!  This one is very short and began with thinking about ghosts and hauntings.  I don’t believe ghosts are real but I really wish they were.  If I was able to haunt people, I imagine I would do so in a way that is consistent with my current sense of humor.

That, in a nutshell, is where this story came from.

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The Wish List

magic_lamp_312716Another in my short story writing series.  I presented this one at Fearless Lab last night.

I had a different idea for the ending when I originally wrote the piece but I changed it for last night.  I liked the original direction better so I changed the ending back to my original one.  The theme for the show was leap year and that explains where the basic idea came from.

Anyway – if you like or don’t like, feedback is great.  If you read the whole thing – thanks for reading!

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Monday Morning Comedy!

I wrote an article for the Vilification Tennis website this week!

I actually wrote it quite some time ago but it wasn’t time sensitive so it’s been gathering dust on the comedy shelf.  This week, it finally sees the light of day!

So please, go over and read it.  I think it’s pretty darned amusing.