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642 – Inappropriate Laughter

This is another short prompt, after last week’s long post πŸ™‚ I’m not very good at telling jokes, never mind making up new ones, so you’ll have to excuse me if this isn’t funny. (apart from how it’s not supposed to be funny) I tried! Honestly!

As always, feel free to borrow this prompt if it speaks to you (and if you have a better joke in mind) and link it back to me. I’d love to see your interpretation!


A boy who tries to be funny when nobody is laughing at his jokes

“He loves this, though, right?”

“Damn it, don’t you know when to shut up?” The grim faces of his five friends agreed with Sean. He knew he’d gone too far – this wasn’t the time to be funny – but the oppressive silence was worse.

“I’m just sayin'” Awkwardly he shuffled his feet. “Dawson loved places like this. You, erm…” He knew he shouldn’t, that there was nothing he could say to make this better, but he couldn’t help himself. “You could say he’s finally where he wanted to be? Swimming with the fishes?”

Cara slapped him. “Fuck you! His love for the sea didn’t mean that he wanted to drown!”


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  1. I found this funny πŸ™‚ Was a nice short read for my break time. Thank you for entertaining πŸ™‚

  2. I loved this and it gave me a good chuckle πŸ™‚ You definitely don’t need to worry about writing humor, ’cause you’re very good at it πŸ™‚

  3. Oh dear! This was the most entertaining and amusing short I’ve ever read! Someone needs to learn the definition of ‘too soon’ ;P Thanks for sharing this. It put a smile on my face πŸ™‚

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