Building Blocks (Contradictions in Daily Life)

If cold slaw is served cold, why is chili served hot? Yep, life is full of contradictions. Do your characters notice?

– Hot dogs pant; but not the wiener on your bun.
– The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know.
– Why do parents tell their youngins to slow down when they are eating fast food?
– The more available something is, the less you will want it.
– Do housewares stores sell coats and dresses for houses?
– The only certainty is that nothing is ever certain.
– Goofy talked; why not Pluto?

– How come the previously unknown job interviewer remembers seeing you spill coffee at the airport Starbucks?
– Why do we put suits in a garment bag and put garments in a suitcase?
– How many times do you press the remote car lock when you park the car and walk away?

Think about your ‘building blocks’; we can not write without them.


A Freeeeky Night (Flash Fiction)

This week’s challenge from Esther Newton was to write a humorous story or poem about a ghost.  A Freeeeky Night: It was Friday night and the neighborhood ghosts were discussing where to go for some fun. Ghost Freddy was getting upset because his every suggestion was met with a boo. Ghost Nancy suggested they play their favorite game, Hide‐and‐Go‐Shriek. Another ghost wanted to go to the local comedy club. When Ghost Billy heard this suggestion, he became upset. Billy was a very good joke teller, which was not what ghosts aspire to. The other ghosts kept telling him that he needed to become a lousy comedian for the boos.

Finally, they decided to go for a swim in Lake Eerie. Ellen was somewhat uneasy because the water would soften her starched sheet, and she wanted humans to be scared stiff. Nevertheless, they all hovered to the lake and had a great time. Of course, when Nancy tried to tell some humans a fake news item, the humans saw right through her. “That was a real boo boo,” screamed Freddy.
(Steven S. Walsky, Simplicity

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