Mark Starlin

Oct 24

One Minute Wit

Arek Socha

Spontaneously Generated Single Cell 1: Now that you’ve miraculously sprung into existence and life, what are you planning on doing once you learn to survive long enough to split?

Spontaneously Generated Single Cell 2: I thought I would spend a few million years evolving into a blade of grass. How…

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Oct 23

50-Word Microfiction

Joshua Olsen

Arthur was stuck in a rut. He hated working the night shift. He hated doing the same thing every night.

His old pal, Wilbur, saw him and said, “I heard you had a big scare last night.”

“Yup. I’ve had enough. I’m retiring.”

“Ghosts can’t retire.”

“Then I’ll fade away.”

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Oct 20

Microfiction

Alexandru-Bogdan Ghita

John went to three different grocery stores to find everything he needed. When he got home, John laid everything out on the kitchen counter. Then John rubbed the ribs with spices, coated them with his secret sauce, and set them in the refrigerator to marinate. The next day, John slow-cooked…

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Oct 8

One Minute Wit

Stock Photo Stories

Chermiti Mohamed

Two miles into the cross-country piggyback ride competition, Sabrina was still having fun.

Adam, not so much

Stock Photo Stories give you the real stories behind the photos. That I might have made up.

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Oct 4

One Minute Wit

Time to retire

Tima Miroshnichenko

I would like to formally announce my retirement from the National Hockey League.

I know there has been a lot of speculation.

But it has absolutely nothing to do with my inability to ice skate.

Or the fact that my father is no longer the president of the NHL.

I…

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Sep 30

One Minute Wit

Human Behavior Hint

Luke Pennystan

If you ever go to a crowded restaurant for breakfast and order a double stack of pancakes. Then soak the pancakes in every flavor of syrup they have. Then leap to your feet and start flinging the pancakes around the room, getting sticky syrup on everyone. Then shout, “That’s just…

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Jul 26

One Minute Wit

Blake Guidry

I don’t wear sports team shirts.

When you wear one, someone always wants to talk sports with you. And I usually only watch sports during the playoffs (occasionally.) So I am clueless about their questions.

I think I will get a shirt made with my novel’s name on it. Then…

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Jul 19

Three Line Conversations

Fathoming the strangeness of Humans

Yaniv Cohen

Wooly: It doesn’t look like a bell.

Fluff: Will it keep us awake?

Dad: I am not sure often humans ring a Taco Bell, but I imagine we will get used to it.

Three Line Conversations were inspired by Haikus. I borrowed the form of three lines, but without the…

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