Stories tagged “comedy”

  • Never again, this time I'm sure.

    Jan, how could you? We shared our innermost secrets, and our darkest fears. The tears stream down my face, I don’t even bother brushing them away. My nose runs like a spigot; it’s raw and cracked from excessive wiping (first with tissues &#...

    • Author: mark.i.wang
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • His New Bestseller

    “So,” said Roberts, smiling keenly, “What did you think?” David sat for a moment and considered his reply. Eventually he said, “It’s… different.” “Different?” “It’s very well written. ...

  • My Femur!

    I shouted in agony and grit my teeth. My leg really hurt. I guess this sort of thing can happen when you get shot.

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Not One for Drama

    A cold sweat broke out on my forehead, though I had prayed it wouldn’t. The Two Bones thugs shifted so their group squared off against the Red Thumbs fellow, an enforcer by the looks of him. He certainly bore enough scars on his face and balded p...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Tailor-Thief

    The last bus from The City to The Suburbs had just left. It was 1.38am on a regular Thursday. On the bus, a diversity of people, who were getting off through the itinerary. But “The Guy” remained till the last stop. No wonder. He feel aslee...

  • "Wicked Taxidermist" Film Pitch

    Tom is a wicked taxidermist who works with a wildlife preserve, pretending to love animals but secretly killing some, always keeping a trophy for his home when the officials aren’t looking. He has the leg of a wildebeest, the trunk of an elephant, th...

  • Old Friends on the Sidewalks of New York

    Seth Goldstein and Solomon Goodrich, who grew up in New York on the East End, were talking together at a cafe on Broadway about their old times in New York City. They decided to get up and walk down to the old neighborhood, maybe play a little stick ba...

  • Letter-Imperfect

    I’m dyslexic; sometimes I mix words up. I know this, but it still bothers me when people point it out. Today tops the list, though; my computer told me I had mixed myself up. For some reason, the words just come out wrong. Just bear with me; I&#...

  • The Literal-Minded Seashore Bartender

    I went to my favorite seaside saloon and my friend the barkeep asked me, “What’ll you have, Tom?” Just then, my phone rang and I had to answer it; it was my boss calling. “Give me a sec,” I told the bartender. But he was ...

  • Weapons Training Guide

    I am the daughter of a society on Mars. We live in isolation, fighting our way out of this dark hole, void of Earth’s poetic technology, such as firepower based on philosophy and metaphysics. Starships sail near. When we see them in space, we sen...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Jungle Jane Junior

    I got the call on my radio at 6AM. I dressed with speed, praying the Jeep would run. Working in isolation from society was nice most days, but not when I was the only civilized one, a daughter of Jane Goodall. There is no room for fear when approaching...

  • Medium

    ‘Thank you for calling New World Industries Incorporated. For general enquiries, press one. For product information, press two…’ Every corporate answering service seems required by law to include a voice full of artificial joy. I could he...

    • Author: n0m
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 4. I Laughed Myself Away

    Comedy often makes us laugh, if it is done well. Curiously, so does a jolt of sudden fear, if it turns out that the shock was needless and especially if we have been seen in our vulnerable moment and feel self-conscious. Maybe some of the best comedy ...

  • 17. Conclusion: My Dark Campfire

    I PILOT my FEAR from EARTH to MARS, I hurtle through SPACE at the SPEED of LIGHT SOCIETY may CALL to me from afar; But I RUN through DARKNESS in my fright. I’ll never calm my DAUGHTER’s FEARS, Or take PRIDE in her laughter at a COMEDY show....

  • How Laughable

    Comedy twists the deeply painful Into that which can be spoken of with relative ease Though often used to replace critical contemplation And mistakenly thought of as an acceptable substitute for a deeper understanding Of soul deep scars and persistent ...

  • Bad Timing

    Akiko descended back to the pavement on a swirl of sparkles, resplendent in her tight-fitting suit of solid glitter and armed with an opal-topped staff which had appeared from nowhere. “Now to show those villains the power of the Shimmer-Stone!&...