The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

The Daily Prompt – May 21st


1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.


I’ve written and erased this opening sentence no fewer than seven times in an attempt to find something humorous to write.  The nature of the sentence has been something along the lines of women often listing sense of humor as very high on their list of turn-ons, surveys from students indicating that a sense of humor is a necessary quality in a good teacher, and that most people tend to enjoy the company of those who make them laugh.  

Other people even consider me a funny guy (I consider myself hilarious) and I simply could not come up with anything humorous to open with… with which to open.

PROMPT: Write something funny, make me laugh, in 140 characters or fewer.

(I’m not going to actually count but don’t make it obvious, okay Cheech?)


About Jamaal

Lover of words, liver of life, director of theatre, keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Twitter: @JamaalAllan

3 comments on “The Daily Prompt – May 21st

  1. Doran Simmons
    May 21, 2013

    You wanna know about dedication? It took me 11 months to train myself to say, “Like Ross and Rachel?” whenever someone referred to being on break. Now it’s automatic.

  2. maryef
    May 21, 2013

    Take a piece of string cheese. Tie it in a knot. What do you have? I don’t know. It’s knot cheese.

  3. Juliana
    May 25, 2013

    Hi, its fastidious post about media print, we all understand media is a enormous source of information.

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