Friday, April 13, 2012

L: Literary Lightbulb jokes

So, I came across the writercize website today due to the A-Z Challenge, and she had put a challenge forth to writers to make up some jokes. Since I've been thinking about humor in stories lately, I decided to take a stab at it. As far as I know, these are all original.


How many writers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Three. One to do it and two to critique the work.

How many mystery writers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
One, but he'll turn it very slowly to keep the reader in the dark, until a surprise twist at the end illuminates everything.

How many romance writers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Only two, but it better be a big lightbulb.

How many science fiction writers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Five. One to do it, one to criticize the pedestrian technology, and the rest to speculate on the laws of a world that has no lightbulbs.

How many fantasy writers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
The Darkness can only be banished by the Chosen One.

How many existentialist writers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
The dying of the light is a metaphor for human existence. Why bother to fight it?

How many horror writers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
None; horror writers do it in the dark.

How many literary writers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Literary writers can't afford lightbulbs.

3 comments:

  1. These are great! I'm not sure I could write a joke to save my life. Love the Writercize blog, as well!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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  2. Thank you! It does not come easily to me. I have all the sense of humor of a stick in dry mud. But I made a gamely effort, and I think it paid off a little bit :)

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  3. I liked the mystery one best. It all fits together.

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