Tag Archives: humour

Genres of Literature – Comedy

Originally posted on Mandy Eve-Barnett's Blog for Readers & Writers:
A comic novel is a novel-length work of humorous fiction. Many well-known authors have written comic novels, including P.G. Wodehouse, Henry Fielding, Mark Twain and John Kennedy Toole. Writing comedy is…

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Photo Fiasco

Here is what happens when you share a number of photos on your smart phone and they fail to send. Or they seem to fail to send. Which is why you try again. A few times. At first nothing happened, … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Split Hairs Over Hares (A Photo Post)

Since last year, I have been collecting photographs of the wild hares that run freely through our city streets. They are spotted on lawns and neighbourhood roads, in empty lots, and in parks. I couldn’t help but throw in some … Continue reading

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W is for Writing Wit | #AtoZChallenge

Wit is a literary device used to make people laugh intelligent, insightful humour; a clever expression of thought found in poetry, stage plays, political and social writings can be harmless or aggressive: insulting or containing biting sarcasm (e.g., A Modest … Continue reading

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A Little Sunday Humour with Clips of Conversation

You might be a little tired and bleary-eyed if you forgot to account for Daylight Saving Time, the loss of a full hour of sleep as the clocks sprang forward overnight (Geek Strikes Again As Daylight Returns). So here is … Continue reading

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Quick Sunday Funny

Teacher: If you’re done your picture, please come hand it in. Student: I’m done. Here you go. Teacher (frowns at blank sheet): What’s this? I’m not falling for that polar-bear-in-a-snowstorm thing. Student (looking hurt): No, it’s Edmonton in the fog! … Continue reading

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When Sunshine is Scarce, Creative People Create

Anyone living in Edmonton, perhaps all of Alberta … perhaps BC, Washington, Ontario … has noticed that we have had an unusually high number of cloudy days in fall 2016. It’s enough when daylight minutes drop like a stone, but … Continue reading

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When Snow Gets You Down, Write Songs

Below is a link to the words I wrote to a well-known Christmas carol, Silver Bells, in honour of Nov. 27, 2014’s blizzard that brought deep snow and -35°C wind chills. I write these lyrics to keep my sanity during … Continue reading

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