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Humor Writing Prompt #2: Time Journal

Humor Writing Prompts

If I didn’t know any better, I’d think that piece of toast looks exactly like the bread that disappeared from my toaster in 1983!

Happy New Years’ Eve, folks. Here’s another poke in the head for you creative types to run with.

Humor Writing Prompt #2: You’ve just discovered, entirely by accident, that an ordinary everyday item has somehow gained the ability to transport you through time. Compose a series of journal entries that reveal the discovery and your subsequent journeys.

Share your results, or a link to your results if they’re longer, in the comments, if you feel so compelled. Happy writing.

Listeria #17: Where The Time Has Gone

Listeria #17Happy New Years’ Eve. It’s been awhile since posting a new Listeria topic. But I wanted to get one more in before the end of 2016.

This time, we wonder where the time has gone. Play along on Facebook and Twitter and, when the ball drops, remember the optimism that a new year brings. And try not to kiss a frog.

Where The Time Has Gone

  • Nowhere. There are still three issues in my doctor’s waiting room.
  • On the corner of Mill and Union Streets.
  • How would I know? I can’t even find my car keys!
  • It’s being shared with an older couple in Boca Raton.

To play, post your own answers on Twitter to @pasquinade with the hashtag #WhereTheTimeHasGone, comment on the post on our Facebook page, or comment here. I encourage you, as well, to share this post freely. The more folks playing, the more there is to enjoy.

Still open:

Humor Writing Prompts

Humor Writing Prompts

“If I didn’t have writing, I’d be running down the street hurling grenades in people’s faces.” —Paul Fussell

A good friend of mine from way back in the middle ages decided last week to start writing daily on his old LiveJournal feed. I’d almost forgotten I had an account there myself. I haven’t posted there in years, but luckily my browser still remembered my password.

So, as a way of getting those creative juices flowing in the new year for my friend and anyone else with writers’ constipation, I figured I could throw out an occasional writing prompt, with a strong leaning toward the humorous, to get you started. Which direction you take it in is entirely up to you.

Humor Writing Prompt #1: Since it’s Christmas Eve, compose a story or chapter that begins with the following line:

The first sign there was going to be trouble was when the Santa Tracker at NORAD went dark.

Share your results, or a link to your results if they’re longer, in the comments, if you feel so compelled. Happy writing.