A Serious Joke

Pauly’s nerves threatened to cause his dinner to reappear as the tip of the knife pierced the skin on his throat.

“You couldn’t tell a joke if your life depended on it, could you?” the Master of Ceremonies asked.

Pauly should have known better than to enter Richard Bachman’s “The Funny Man” contest.

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“Joke” is the one-word prompt on The Daily Post.

JusJoJan the 25th – It’s Magic!, a 50-word story

“And for my next sleight of hand,” said the prestidigitator, “I will turn this potato into a magician!”

The magician bends, knife in hand, and carves the spud into the shape of a number one.

He opens his palms to present his work of art and says:

“Presto! Digit tater!”

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