FirstFICTION

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Straight to voice mail again. “Honey, I’m stuck in traffic and will be home as soon as possible. I love you!” God, I hope she isn’t in labor yet!

Donavan O’keefe pushed the end call button on the steering wheel glanced at the amber light and the gas gauge needle…

A WHOLE TOAD NEWS SERVICE EXCLUSIVE

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In a ceremony held in the Mar-a-Lago Rose garden, Donald Trump inaugurated himself as the President of Mar-a-Lago. During the swearing-in, he hinted he was still the President of the United States.

The newly formed DJT News has claimed more than 100,000 people attended the event.

Mortimus Figmore, the Press…

HUMOR IN THE MEDIA

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Before freelancing fake news and creating conspiracies, I studied Koine Greek for two years in another life. There is big money in conspiracy theories. Just ask the major news outlets. For some reason, I missed the money train.

Let's get back to my paltry fluency of Ancient Greek. Please, don't…

BROKEN NEWS

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The Whole Toad News Service — Facebook Crashes for a Harrowing Five Hours!

Yesterday afternoon, Veronica Teton, Mark Zuckerberg’s Executive Assistant, found the CEO of Facebook in the corner of the Executive Lounge in the fetal position sucking his thumb and repeating, “It can’t happen to me! It can’t happen…

NATURE AWAKENINGS

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Most mornings, when I step outside the back door and into the sanctuary, the noise of the honking, lively geese meet me. They are an active bunch — swimming, splashing, flying, or pecking around the flora searching for sustenance.

In one end, out the other, as they leave behind deposits…

A Poem of Despair and Hope

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Like the leaf gently swaying in the breeze, we fall. Before we settle, we are blown about by the changing winds, trampled by unconcerned feet, gradually disappearing into ourselves as the decaying leaf disappears into the ground.

Everything falls, you see. Yet, in death, the leaf — without lament —…

LIFE LESSONS THROUGH POETRY

I caught the little buggers while they danced in the sunlight by the author.

The swarming gnats appear like dust motes dancing on the sunbeams. In a circular pattern, dancing ever tighter like the planets around the sun, the males and females prepare to mate. They look so busy and so active, though, from my perspective, their purpose is unknown. The designer of designs…

FAUX NEWS

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Today thousands of M-dium writers report mysteriously losing hundreds — some writers thousands — of their followers on the ever-growing online publication not to be mentioned by name in this story.

But, hey, even I like to get the coveted Chosen for Further Distribution award. …

FAUX NEWS

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In recent news, all have heard about Chick-Fil-A’s super-secret sauce shortage. The company has resorted to limiting one packet per family.

At the corporate headquarters in Atlanta, everyone is hush-hush about the logistical nightmare of shipping more sauce to their local restaurants.

One store manager complained, “Durn took two hours…

Don Feazelle

Writer, philosopher, humorist, observer of life, an all-around lovable guy.

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