Stories tagged joke

(2) Liars

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"Being honest with me," said her teacher, "will hopefully allow you to be honest with yourself--writing is about being honest, and articulating that honesty." It sounded like a riddle, and her teacher looked at her with the sanctimony of a wizard.

Nothing in the World (an excerpt)

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All night the moon had watched him, and he’d been unable to return its stare. Finally there was sunlight, and Joško took up his rifle and rucksack. He had trouble keeping his balance at first, but gradually his legs steadied.

The Automobiles Rock!

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Remember that punk rock group, the Cars? I wonder what happened to their arch-rival group, the Automobiles? It’s no wonder they never got anywhere with a name like that? Who would go to see an Automobile show?

Laughter Is a Full-Time Job Without Benefits

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Beware of shouting Dress Barn, Dress Barn! when having an orgasm Don’t tell him you were seeing Starbucks when you came It’s just not the same

A Tough Act To Follow

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In an ancient burlesque house the curtain rises. A trio of aged, idiotic vaudevillians takes the stage. They begin performing. Tumbling. Pratfalls. Acrobatics. One grabs his balls and throws up.

Starlight Standup

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They wink at me as if to share/ a cosmic joke whose punch line’s still/ a couple dozen light years out

Old Joke

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How many exceptional people/ does it take to change a light bulb?


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He was funny sometimes. A dry kind of funny, you know? The joke without the smile.