Humor

Get ready for a laugh with a light-hearted humor read.

Dog
Tim McDaniel

New Trick

The phone rang. Actually, it didn’t ring. It played that stupid “Who Let the Dogs Out” song. Jesse had made it do that, had downloaded

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Children
This Life's Illusions

Footnote

A light-hearted, playful poem and a reminder of one of the joys of having young children around!  This is the tale ofWhere you have been;It’s

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fairy
Tim McDaniel

The Fairy Godfather

  • 4.5
( 1 Reviews )

 I fluttered into the Don’s inner office and hovered there, my wings beating a hundred times a second, waiting for him to notice me. The

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#Halloween
Donald J. Bingle

The Test of Thirteen

“Bloodroot, nightshade, pond scum, a live tadpole, and fresh guano. Put into a large kettle with two quarts of fetid rainwater and heat while intoning

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choice
Andrey Lukyanov

A Moment That’s A Little Off

Right this second… An inflammatory thought! An idea turned cold. If you want to torture a person just put him/her on your life schedule and

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Marriage
Tim McDaniel

Ounce of Prevention

 Now, just because a wife kills her husband — even a perfectly agreeable husband — it doesn’t necessarily follow that she’s to blame. She may

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hero
Tim McDaniel

Magic Squad!

Lieutenant David Moy bit his lower lip and looked back up at the eighteenth story ledge. The wind blustering along the street took one look

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dating
Tim McDaniel

Domestic Arrangements

 “Bebub!” Cruella was screeching for me again. I’d been polishing the mirror, mirror, on the wall, trying to stay out of her way — her

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flea market
Tim McDaniel

The Blackest Friday

The bell dinged as the door swept open. A couple this time. He was in a baseball cap and a dingy red coat, and sported

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Zero Blaque and Fu Fu Forest

 Stuart Polkinghorne would soon make his escape. After years of dreaming of other places, months of shopping at renaissance faires, weeks of practicing an English

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#kids
Brandon Diehl

Neighborhood Watch

The time has come. The time to protect this subdivision and all its fair inhabitants. I kneel down and adjust the playing card in the

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Churchill
Tim McDaniel

On the Beaches

  • 4.5
( 1 Reviews )

 Barret P. Bungate, Director of the Parallel Project, loomed over the edge of the cubicle and stared down at Avery Gibbart, his eyes colder than

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children's poetry
Michael Robert

Sickly Fred

The sniffles were the first to show, Followed closely by a cough. His nose got bright red and began to flow, The symptoms were real,

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Absurd
Matthew Portman

Number One

As told by number two Photo by Rodion Kutsaev on Unsplash A man stands on a corner of a busy crosswalk in a busy neighborhood

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alien
Tim McDaniel

Taking the Waters

“It just doesn’t make sense!” Dr. Emma Zee jammed her hands in the pockets of her white lab coat and glared out at the sea.

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Romantic Comedy
Crystal Walker

Meet Leah

A supporting character in the serialized RomCom “Matchmakers” Image created via Canva and using a stock image from Pixabay Leah is one of four women

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boredom
Tim McDaniel

Ivy-Covered

There was something out of place out there, in the lecture hall. Fergus Clegg, professor of economics, looked up from his notes and paused in

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brag
Tim McDaniel

The Horned Horror

Every boy at the lunch table was leaning forward. Steve was almost drooling, his mouth hanging slack. Julian picked at a pimple while staring at

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dante
Tim McDaniel

Recording Angel

 Beth had been sitting on the marble bench for ages, her eyes fixed on Michael as he worked silently at his desk. When he finally

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Bangkok
Alex Mathers

Steam Room

Duanphen was thinking of hot Thai stew with plenty of garlic. It was edging past the nine-hour mark of soapy water scouring and sore fingers. 

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#kids
Colin Devonshire

Einstein The Genius

Einstein The Genius “I’m gonna call you Einstein,” said Adam. “What’s an stein?” Henry asked. “Exactly.” “What are you on about?” “We are mates, yes?”

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cats
Alex Mathers

Silent Guest

He twiddled the thread at the end of his blazer sleeve. The deep silence was pierced by the reliable click of the Thomas the Tank

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cliche
Tim McDaniel

The Known World

 Tom’s smug appreciation of the great shrouded form squatting in the middle of the lab was interrupted by the ding of the elevator. The doors

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Bangkok
Alex Mathers

Bangkok Onsen

Martin draped the minuscule complementary white towel nonchalantly over his front. Apart from that, he was completely naked, dripping wet from a Japanese-style sit-down wash

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Art
Daniel Lyons

The Incredible Piano

The piano was just incredible. It sat there in the middle of the art exhibition, looking oddly out of place. Plain and black, elegant but

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folklore
Reina Cruz

Self-Care for the Cursed

So you’ve been cursed with a Toko. Life often comes with unexpected twists and turns. Check out these top ten tips for self-care before you

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blackmail
Tim McDaniel

The List

 The front door – that’s where they would come through. The house did have a back door, in the kitchen, but there were piles of

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choice
Victoria Mineva

Knowing me

I know I am in love with him Of course, it is unmutual As an old schooler, when it comes to love affair I will

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Qing Yang

The Girl Who Wasn’t Sara

Eric first noticed the girl as she was getting off the train. He couldn’t see her face from where he was sitting, but from behind

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Barbarian
Tim McDaniel

Dungeons and Dental Plans

  • 4
( 1 Reviews )

 “I’m sorry, sir. You can include only one sword, mace, or war hammer in your carry-on baggage. The rest will have to be checked.” It

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Capitalism
Tim McDaniel

Meet the New Boss

 “And then over at Hower and Drake, I learned how to play bocce – that’s this game with balls, kind of like bowling – and

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cosy
Colin Devonshire

One Star!

“Thank you, most entertaining. That was the most tasteless meal I’ve ever had the misfortune to not eat. I was going to say eat, but

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Poem
This Life's Illusions

Harry’s Perspective

This poem was inspired by your responses to my post yesterday, ‘A Hairy Morning’.  It threaded it’s way into my head last night when I

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Convention
Tim McDaniel

Children of the Nightcap

 Yuri loosened his tie even more and gratefully accepted the drink from the waitress. Stupid company policy, to wear suits and ties on all business

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007
Tim McDaniel

Renewal

James glanced at his watch, although of course its primary purpose wasn’t telling the time. Had he really only been waiting twenty minutes? He hadn’t

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angels
Andrey Lukyanov

Worthless Structure Ventilator

When your eyes are soaked in all the nuances of light, maybe it’s time to close them, just for a little while… (Rock’n’Roll in a

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celebrity
Andrey Lukyanov

Smoke

Got a light? Oh no, I don’t even smoke, it’s just for the screen you know, feeling like Mickey Rourke here. I remember watching Nine

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acting
Tim McDaniel

Method Acting

 Derrick LaBlanc, member of the Screen Actor’s Guild Secret Action Group, locked eyes with the sweaty thug and waited for him to blink. All he

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Colors
Andrey Lukyanov

It Is Up To You

The notion of love and beauty is still there right?  One might start to believe, especially with the last few years, that it’s an outmoded

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alien
Tim McDaniel

Welcome to SFCO

 Welcome, new employee, to the Superior Firms family of companies! We are gratified that you have joined us. However, as we are sure you (singular,

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TzeLin Sam

TV Shows vs Real Life

As I was brushing my teeth the other day, I thought about TV show scenes in which people would just casually have a chat while

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authors
Donald J. Bingle

Why Writers Write

Writers write for all sorts of reasons, but the general public always seems to want to create a simple dichotomy between writers who write for

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action
Donald J. Bingle

Options

“This was a mistake,” yelled Dave as he stared out the window at the dark, lurching shapes gathering even faster than the gloomy clouds on

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Crime
Andrey Lukyanov

Laid Back

The light from the lamp shade was turning everything under its grip into a shadow silhouette on the wall of this room with the curtains

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Fight
Donald J. Bingle

Poetry Slam

I thought that I would never see A fight regarding poetry. Life can venture nothing worse, Than fisticuffs o’er flowing verse. * If poems be

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Walkey walkey

As Is, Where Is

Image by Author It was the gold tooth that dazed me. “Don’t worry about that. it’ll buff out.” The yard had plenty of rust buckets

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action
Donald J. Bingle

Train of Thought

“Wake up, dude.” “Huh? Where are we? What’s going on?” “Jesus, Cam, you’re a hard sleeper. Or maybe you had too many of those magic

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dragons
D. I. Jolly

Heart of Gold

Chapter 1 Genevieve was comfortable with her role as a woman of the night. She was good at it and had a knack for being

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zombie
Tim McDaniel

Taken, One After Another

 Chad still hadn’t returned by morning. We all knew he’d been taken, just like Sandy. That was the way it was, ever since the dead

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bacon
Donald J. Bingle

Buzz on the Street

  • 5
( 2 Reviews )

“G’night, boss,” called out Gretchen as she used one liver-spotted hand to snatch up the cane hanging off the edge of her desk. She slung

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romance
Crystal Walker

Matchmakers

Table of Contents | Serialized Fiction | Romantic Comedy Image created by the author via Canva; Image sourced by Pixabay Bad date after bad date,

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alien
Tim McDaniel

Eavesdropper

 Gerardo sat on the warm bench and listened. Claude was on his right, thumping away at some game on his laptop, rocking the park bench,

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dark
Donald J. Bingle

Protest Seen

It wasn’t my fault. I was just minding my own business when it happened. I mean, really minding my own business. I was just walking

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comedy
Kai Parker

One Sucky Writer

  • 4.5
( 1 Reviews )

Flash fiction based on real-life, damn it * * * She stared at her screen. Again. No sales. Damn frustrating. Over one thousand people on

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LGBTQ
Casey Lawrence

The Gay Agenda (a poem)

Poems I wrote in quarantine, part 2 There is no collective bargaining for us No HR department mediating conflictNo board of ethics,Annual meetings, Budget proposals,

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Black magic
Colin Devonshire

Here I Am

The bus rumbled like an empty stomach. We missed the bus stop by ten yards. It did stop. I got off alone. I didn’t wave;

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Animal communication
Tim McDaniel

There are Ways

 The new researcher arrived just as Jennifer finally got the chance to sit down with a cup of coffee. Cleaning out the chimp section was

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accident
Tim McDaniel

Proactive

The First Attempt There was a clatter and a thump. “Jesus Christ!” That was Dad. Mia leapt from her chair, bumping the kitchen table and

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animal liberation
Tim McDaniel

Appendices

Appendix A # The appendix twisted in Dr. Chamberlin’s tongs, hissing and spitting. “Careful, nurse,” he said from behind his mask. “This is a mean

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Absurd
Matthew Portman

Le Petit

Photo by ÉMILE SÉGUIN on Unsplash or  ‘The Little’ By Matthew Portman April 27th, 2020 I’ve never seen a piece quite like it. Le Petit,

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#women
Casey Lawrence

The Fitting Room

It started with a tap tap tap. Startled, I opened the door to my fitting room, peeking out. I expected to see a sales clerk

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Absurd
Matthew Portman

Semyon Semyonovich

A Tribute to Gogol Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash Semyon son of Semyon stumbled to the end of the street yelling – —

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