Writing Prompts

Make them laugh

chickenTo celebrate National Humor Month, repurpose a classic joke as a short story or piece of flash fiction. What narrative can you tell about a chicken that crosses the road? What really happens when a rabbi, a priest and a minister walk into a bar? What story can you create about an object that is black and white and red all over? Give a clichéd premise an unexpected ending.

Get inspired by this list of the funniest living authors, or pick up a copy of The 50 Funniest American Writers anthology.


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