Creative Humor Writing — The Arrival Contest

The starter seeds or formulas for this month’s contest are:

You know you’ve arrived when….

   OR

You know you haven’t arrived when….

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For example:

You know you’ve arrived when St Peter says, “Come on in.  We’ve been expecting you!”

You know you haven’t arrived when St Peter says, “I can’t seem to find it.  What was your last name again?”

You know you’ve arrived when Donald Trump begs you not to fire him.

You know you haven’t arrived when you write a Donald Trump joke and he doesn’t care.

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Note:  You don’t have to write pairs of jokes, as we did in the examples.  You can write a line for just one formula or the other.  But it IS an extra challenge to write one of each formula (when you HAVE and HAVE NOT arrived) for each joke subject you select.

Check out Writing Humor One Edit At A Time by Paula Frederick.  She was the winner of our February contest.

Thanks to Steve Pavlina for suggesting this month’s theme.

Submit your best lines to HumorPowerTips@HumorPower.com by Wednesday, March 14.  Winners will be posted before the end of the month.  Enter the contest just for fun and to become better at creating humor.