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What a Way to Start the Day
I listen to a local radio show most Wednesday mornings which features a spot called "Choose Your News." Here's how it works:
The announcer reads four headlines, three pulled from the Weekly World News. One, he made up. Our job is to pick the one he made up and call in. If we are correct, we win tickets to something--maybe a concert, most likely, wrestling.
Sometimes, the headlines are so far-fetched, they are beyond far-fetched. Lots of times, they contain potty-humor (stuff guys relate to. Having guys, I relate). Then, there are the ones that leave me laughing all day long.
The department store elevator leading straight to hell.
Brazilian ants are invading North America and eating everything in sight.
Rare monkeys have been spotted with slicked-back hair like Elvis.
Siamese twin sisters-one a nun and the other a bad girl.
And the guys usually toss in others about aliens (very popular), Bigfoot, Sasquatch, voodoo. You get the picture.
When my friend started going to Wednesday work-out with me, we always pause for a moment to listen to the show and guess which "headline" is the fake one. Today's:
Stockbroker and wife sell everything to live in a nest in the Sequoias.
!!! I can't get that picture out of my head. A huge, twig nest perched high in a tree in California with people camping in it. That's crazy. And funny. (Well, so is the one about the monkeys too.)
Those are highly creative guys. Isn't that cool?
Let's be adventurous. Can you put on your thinking cap and post a headline--real or made up?
Vicki Batman is taking a drink of her diet Coke and thinking "no way in he** would she live in a nest in a tree." Her latest collection is Little Birdie Who…and Other Stories. Amazon; Smashwords; Barnes&Noble.