Category Archives: Puns and Wordplay

TIM SEVENHUYSEN: Waitering Woes

“I won’t recommend seafood dishes anymore,” the waiter explains. “It has landed me in hot water too many times before.”

“Oh?” I say. “Do people really get upset with you when they don’t like your suggestions?”

“I mean literal hot water,” he says sardonically, clicking his lobster claws.


This story was based on the prompt “won’t recommend” at TypeTrigger.

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Missing Pieces

“I’m returning this puzzle.”

“Sorry, we don’t do returns on products that have been taken out of the packaging.”

“But there were pieces missing!”

“Which pieces?”

“The corners.”

“Oh… I see the misunderstanding. You can’t get the corners here.”

“What? Where do I get them?”

“At a Corner Store. Duh.”


This story was based on the prompt “corner store” at TypeTrigger.

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Selecting Synonyms

“I know how pretty I am,” she crooned. “Tell me something else about myself.”

“Ah,” I said. “You’re just so… attractive, really.”

“No, something else!” she insisted.

“You’re… pleasing to my eyes?”

She glared.

“Statuesque?”

She softened, but was not yet appeased.

I wish my next attempt hadn’t been “pulchritudinous.”


This story was based on the prompt “something else” at TypeTrigger.

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