Fiction in 50: Only Joking

I am trying something new this week: writing a piece of fiction in 50 words or less on a chosen topic. The current topic is Only Joking.

Captain Jack was examining the worn corduroy shirt and faded  fashionably ripped jeans on the twenty-something male ahead of us in Wendy’s. “I used to have a pair of pants like that,” said Jack. The young man turned around. Jack continued, “and then my old man got a job!”

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  13 comments for “Fiction in 50: Only Joking

  1. April 30, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Good work! I just had a nice little chuckle. Funny and too true.


    • April 30, 2014 at 3:42 PM

      Thanks for your comment. Between you and me (and everyone else out there), that was a true story from 1982. It was a challenge to pare it down to fit the challenge, but I learned a lot from it.

      Sent from my iPhone



      • May 1, 2014 at 10:40 AM

        Ha ha! That’s even better, and funny that I think it still rings true, if not even more so now a days!!!


  2. April 29, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    And pull those babies up!!!!
    This is fabulous!


  3. April 29, 2014 at 5:25 AM

    Absolutely loved this one, couldn’t be more perfect.


    • April 29, 2014 at 7:27 AM

      Thanks, Valentine. I learned a lot by paring the story to just 50 words.


  4. April 29, 2014 at 1:16 AM

    haha!! this is nice 🙂


  5. April 28, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    Hahaa! That fickle mistress, fashion! Thanks for playing 🙂


  6. April 28, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Excellent, Allan.


  7. April 28, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Hahaha – only those of us are laughing who remember when we wouldn’t be caught dead with ratty cuffs on our pants….


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