Saturday, December 15, 2012

Finding the Funny

The mistletoe hung
in hopes of some kissing
The turkey was stuffed
 but my band-aid was missing
 Out came the stuffing 
just to be sure
That's when I glimpsed it
 band-aid on floor


Yesterday, my day started out with my own personal grief and then as the tragic events in Connecticut unfolded in the media, I was joined by many others.  I had to dig deep to find the funny but I am a true believer in the healing power of laughter so I decided to look to the Ghost of Christmas Past to provide me with the memory of a chuckle. 


The above was written in response to this weekend's prompt at Trifecta:

For many of us, the holiday season is in full force.  Which can be amazing, overwhelming, exhausting and even depressing.  I re-discovered the magic by recalling my favorite holiday movie, Elf.  The wacky humor and the irrepressible optimist, Buddy the elf, can melt the cold, black heart of the Grinchiest of us.  And make us laugh until we turn the snow yellow.

This weekend we're asking you to write 33 words that will make us laugh or smile.  Even a chuckle will do.  We look forward to the communal spirit lifting.  Good luck!


Sunday, December 9, 2012


Do you happen to know the way out of this heartbreak town?
Are there any cheap flights to Oblivion?
Yes, please book me on the red eye tonight...
I will fit right in.
This weekend we are giving you three variations on a prompt.  We need you to give us 33 words back, and 2 of those words must be either "cheap flights," "sandwiched in" or "spectacularly clean."  This weekend, your piece must also be non-fiction (poetry or prose).  And yes, we reserve the right to call your mothers and former lovers to ask for verification on your tales.