Humor

Works of humor are primarily intended to amuse the audience. Humorous writings can be of any length or any genre. An author may use a variety of techniques to entertain the audience, including satire, irony, surprise, and puns.

Gibraltar

Published in 1869, Mark Twain’s book The Innocents Abroad tells of his trip through Europe and the Mideast in 1867. In this passage, Twain has arrived in Gibraltar, gateway to the Mediterranean Sea. He is taking a tour of Rock of Gibraltar and has already heard the story of the…

The Seagull

The seagull lives along the shore And flies above the ocean’s roar. His body gleams in gray and white Against the sky when he takes flight. The seagull doesn’t chirp or tweet when yet he finds a yummy treat. Instead, he makes a lonely cry that echoes out across the sky. The seagull skims the…

A Place for Everything

“Jackson, I love you. But you may be the messiest boy in the world,” Jackson’s mother said as she placed a stack of clean clothes on his already crowded dresser. “No way, Mom.” “No? Why not?” “Because you haven’t met every boy in the world, so there is no way…

I Went Up One Pair of Stairs

Now I will tell you a joke; whatever I say to you, you must answer “Just like me.” Now we will begin. I went up one pair of stairs. Just like me. I went up two pair of stairs. Just like me. I turned myself round about. Just like me.…

Carly and the Candy Shoppe

“Bye, Mom; bye, Dad; don’t worry. We’ll take care of everything!” Carly waved from the front door of the shop as her parents drove off. They were headed for a well-deserved vacation from their candy store, and Carly had promised them she’d be able to run it by herself. Her…

The Elves Take a Vacation

If you were to believe the carols, you would no doubt think that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. And it usually is. But when you are a Christmas elf, the most fantastic, delightful, spectacular time of year is the week after Christmas. That’s when the hard-working…

Cupid’s Broken Glasses

Cupid went to bed early. Tomorrow was a big day! Every year he went flying around, shooting his special arrows at people to make them fall in love. Valentine’s Day was always the busiest time for him.   He took a final look at his Love List. It held the…

The Super Summer Strawberry

Sara was standing in her strawberry patch. It was summer, and that meant it was strawberry season. Sara’s family were farmers and grew delicious fruits and vegetables. Sometimes Sara and her sisters would select the best ones to show at the State Fair. Sara surveyed the strawberries. They grew in…

The Story of Fidgety Philip

Let me see if Philip can Be a little gentleman Let me see, if he is able To sit still for once at table: Thus Papa bade Phil behave; And Mamma look’d very grave. But fidgety Phil, He won’t sit still; He wriggles and giggles, And then, I declare Swings…

Ribbet and Rabbit

Ribbet was a very small toad. He lived in a shady corner of the garden where there were large horseradish leaves to shelter him from the sun. Ribbet was brown with dark spots. He was very hard to see in the grass. Ribbet was hopping around the garden looking for…