Essence of Humour – 17 Short Stories
‘Essence of Humour’ is a collection of short stories which brings together the best of humour writing from 17 authors across the globe.
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Stories included: The Hit Man – Chris Cooke, Dear Mrs. Golding – Lorraine Coverley, The Fitting Room – John Malone, Saving Saturday – Arlene Johnson, Fortune Telling With Love Hearts – Paul Warnes, The Substitute – Sarah England , After a While – Peter Lingard , The Marmalade Cat – Raelke Grimmer, The Most Terrible Beast – Khristo Poshtakov , A Test of Friendship – Rosemary J. Kind , The Call Girl – Jaclin Azoulay , The Real Protester – Mel Fawcett , Twinkle, Twinkle – Tracy Fells, Signs – Clive Gresswell , It’s a Dog’s Life – Jackie Tritt , All Talk – Patsy Collins , Bella’s Sparkling Windows – Gill McKinlay
Saving Saturday – Arlene Johnson
660 words Humour / Women’s Fiction
A single woman struggles to get through yet another Saturday night that threatens to be ruined by a blind date.
This story is included in the Essence of Humour collection
Ugh. Another Saturday night, and another blind date. Like the cigarettes I always stashed in my car, men were a bad habit I hadn’t been able to give up. Each time I allowed my friends to set me up with a male relative or acquaintance, I hovered between anticipation of the unknown, and fear of the same. Tonight most likely wouldn’t be much different.