Sometimes the holiday season can get people stressed and worried. I was out shopping yesterday with my son, and we were having a good time together. As we left one store, I was teasing him about being my personal door opener (you probably had to be there with us, but just stick with me), and we both laughed. A woman near us glared. “I’m glad you can laugh. I’m never going to get my shopping done,” she said as she marched away. I felt terrible for her, that the holidays had become a time of irritation instead of joy.
So today I’m asking for a little bit of laughter from all of you. Tell me a holiday joke. Long ones, short ones, puns, riddles, whatever. Make me laugh. Anytime between now and Thursday night, so you can take a little time to choose the best one. The joke that makes me fall out of my chair will win a signed copy of Mad Kestrel along with assorted little pirate goodies.
Happy Holidays to each and every one of you! May all of your writing dreams come true in the bright new year to come!