Flash Tales #27: Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One

Bringing governance to ungoverned places: District governor, Marine leaders interact with citizens of southern Garmsir

PROMPT: Tell the story of somebody telling a joke in an interesting setting or situation. Maybe it goes over the other character’s head, or maybe it has the crowd busting their sides. Most importantly, be creative.


WORD COUNT: <1,300 words

DEADLINE: 11:59 pm, Thursday, July 16, 2015

About Evan Henry (257 Articles)
Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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4 Comments on Flash Tales #27: Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One

  1. Rem Fields Rem Fields // July 16, 2015 at 1:27 pm // Reply

    Comedy is about as far from my element as you can get, hence the dead orphans.


    • Evan Henry // July 23, 2015 at 9:04 pm // Reply

      Haha, that’s a morbid joke and a morbid story, but I like it! Not humorous, exactly, but I didn’t ask for humor (exactly). Buddy-cop/horror with faint, oaky overtones of comedy. This one makes the cut.

  2. Rose Green // July 17, 2015 at 6:40 am // Reply

    Two great stories! Thanks for sharing.

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