|Dan Fiorella: Writer @ large||
Got a piece posted over at The Big Jewel, home of Big Comedy and not jewels. Screensnap below links to the site...
Here's a spot-on example of when parody becomes reality...
And here's a piece I wrote in November 2017 which I thought captured the spirit of the times. My Mt. Vernon joke got cut, but I had gone in a different direction with it any way (see below).
“Was Vernon good looking? Is that why Washington was always mounting her?”
As Valentine's Day approaches, we celebrate love, even the creepy, stalker kind. After having stumbled onto Craig's List and its "Missed Connections" listings, I got pulled in pretty deep. There are some remarkable posts on there. And some scary ones. Naturally, I got inspired by the latter.
The piece was submitted to the gang over at The Big Jewel and they went for it. I've got a screen cap of the beginning below which links to the article at the site.
Sure, it's a shaky start to the Valentine season but that was just the luck of the draw...
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There were a couple of New Year's Eves where people were worried that it would be the last. 2013, for instance, where the Mayan calendar ended it's configurations, so, naturally, everyone assumed time was up, because ancient civilizations could really be counted on for that type of information. I was deep into my "list" phase, where all my prose material came out as lists of something or other. I wrote up this bit and sent it to The Big Jewel, optimistically in 2012, figuring "what are the odds of the world actually ending?" I post it here, it links back to The Big Jewel.
We present this holiday comedy to remind you that my Christmas Comedy Caper, "Lost Claus" is available over at Amazon. So buy your copy today and avoid the mid-holiday rush!
ETA: Yeah, Ligiddy is off line these days. I had to scrounge around to find what article it was, since I didn't bother describing it here at all. Remember those books and articles describing the Fifty Habits of Successful People? Yeah, I misread it once and that triggered this bit, which I'm now posting it here...
Filthy Habits of Successful People
Freelance writer, still hacking away.