A Little Light Relief #carrotranch

Here’s the latest prompt from Charli Mills over at the Carrot Ranch

February 1, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features something black and white. It could be a nun in a zebra monster truck, a rigid way of thinking, a bird in a tuxedo — be imaginative and go where the prompt leads.

A Couple of Jokers

‘An old joke, Logan. What’s black and white and red all over?’

‘No idea, Morgan.’

‘Go on, try.’

‘A liquidized nun.’

‘Geez, you’re one sick numpty. Come on.’

‘A Native American zebra.’

‘You can’t say that.’

‘A First People American Zebra.’

‘You’re not trying.’

‘Unlike you who’s very trying. I’m trying… to read the paper.’

‘Exactly. What’s black and white and red all over?’

‘There are days when I wonder if you are completely evolved. This gag passed me by.’

‘A newspaper.’

‘That’s it? Since when is a newspaper red… oh, geez. Red as in Read. Ha bloody ha!’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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22 Responses to A Little Light Relief #carrotranch

  1. Ritu says:

    An oldie but a goodie!

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  2. LOL. Thanks for the Tuesday chuckle, Geoff. Numpty… I haven’t heard that one. It shall be my word of the day. 😀 Hugs.

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  3. janmalique says:

    Ah, getting nostalgic reading this.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Snigger 💜💜

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Blimey! One day this joke will be a thing of the past – so it’s good to have the reminder caught and documented 🙂 Cleverly done sir!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Cecilia says:

    I love this one – and the dialog!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Norah says:

    Nice to see the childish humour still lives on. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Wouldn’t have thought a new take on that possible 🙂

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  9. Charli Mills says:

    Oh, no — the black and white jokes! What’s black and white, black and white, black and white? A zebra rolling down a hill. Michael Fishman posted that one! These old jokes make me giggle.

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