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    Posted: 27 Jul 2009 at 7:34am
Wow oh wow did I struggle with this one. It's really tough to write funny. To me, funny accidentally happens when I'm writing something else.

I think my story is more wry than it is tickle my ribs funny.

Oh well. Really not feeling it this year...scored a 10 in the first round and I wasn't terribly surprised.

Wondering how this round will go.

Anyone else want to lament their genre?
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Lament!  Yes.  I teach physics and am very skeptical of paranormal 'sightings' on this planet and haunted houses.  So what do I get?  A ghost story!!  Ugh... So I had to get a little creative.  Hope it worked!  And my 'horseshoe' object may have been too tricky for the judges... we'll see!
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Group 13. Political Satire. Nuff said.
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Originally posted by linguist linguist wrote:

To me, funny accidentally happens when I'm writing something else.


SO right there with you on this one, linguist. The moment I actually make an effort to be funny, I totally fall flat. Pathetic.

And in the immortal words of jimiflan:

Originally posted by jimiflan2 jimiflan2 wrote:

Group 13. Political Satire. Nuff said.

    
    
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Yup. Comedy. I struggled with this one too.

Unless funny is your thing, I think wry is the way to go. At least I hope it is. The best comedy arises out of the situation, not the other way around. At least I hope it does. You may all be laughing at me, not with me on this one. *sigh*
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Originally posted by jimiflan2 jimiflan2 wrote:

Group 13. Political Satire. Nuff said.


Ouch. Ok, you win.   
    
edit: Wait, you are in the Political satire/perfume shop/hamburger group?

I'm sorry, that's just a rude assignment....I'll get over my comedy woes.
    

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