Daily Laughs – Tips On Life’s Absurdities

Are you so tired of life’s absurdities that you just want to laugh and chuckle about them? These funny eassys will be much cheaper than therapy! If you need some diversion or just a little distraction in these tough times, these stories will be the best medicine. You will be much more relaxed.

Meet Robert W.Locke

Robert W. Locke is a health enthusiast specializing in mental health, life lessons and challenges. He also writes satire and humorous fiction. He has published over 400 articles on Medium and has 2.8k followers.

Jane Austen’s Totally Unexpected New York Adventure

In “Jane Austen’s Totally Unexpected NY Adventure,” follow beloved author Jane Austen on a captivating journey through time. When three time travelers offer her a chance to find a cure for her illness in 2061, Jane eagerly accepts. Guided by these enigmatic companions, she explores the marvels of future New York City and even witnesses Halley’s Comet.

During all this, Jane finds herself drawn to Frederick, one of the time travelers, in a brief but impossible romance. Their connection inspires Jane, fueling her with newfound passion and determination to complete her final novel, “Persuasion.”

She draws upon her own experiences and emotions, infusing the pages of “Persuasion” with a depth and authenticity that would make it one of her most enduring works.

However, the constraints of time and destiny threaten to separate Jane and Frederick. They soon realize their love cannot defy the boundaries of time. Yet, the impact of their fleeting romance reverberates through Jane’s words, giving “Persuasion” a profound and heartfelt resonance that echoes through the ages.

In “Jane Austen’s Totally Unexpected NY Adventure,” a tale of time travel, hope, healing, and the power of love unfolds, showcasing the indomitable spirit of Jane Austen. Join her on this strange journey, where love, inspiration, and literary brilliance intertwine, leaving an everlasting mark on her timeless legacy.

Meet Robin Robby

Allo, I’m a writer/filmmaker who loves readers and fellow writers. I’m that RARE author who writes stand-alone novels only, at least for now.

Diary of a Vegetarian Zombie

In a world torn apart by never-ending political debates, a coalition of violent zombies emerges, seeking to save the Earth from mankind by force. Once bitten, humans are converted to eco-friendly zombies. Enter Zander, a peaceful, vegetarian zombie defies the way of zombies by kissing humans instead of violently biting them. Frustrated by his disobedience, they assign Zander the impossible mission of converting Crystal, a mysterious woman residing in the depths of the Wild West. Throughout his mission, Zander finds himself caught in the crossfire between liberal and conservative ideologies, leading him to question his dearest beliefs and learn to see the world from different perspectives.

Meet Maysam Yabandeh

Fly, die!

A seagull in an English seaside town acquires a taste for hunting and killing cats. Embarking on a killing spree, the bird inadvertently adds to an adolescent boy’s woes while causing paranoia in local cats. As the cat population diminishes, a brilliant Abyssinian called Joseph chances upon the truth and sets out to restore natural law where cats are the predators, and birds are their victims. Although media and public pressure to catch the cat killer builds, a recession and the uncertainty of Brexit means the underfunded civil service isn’t too interested in solving cat deaths. Eventually, after much public pressure, Constables Franklin and Wilkin are put on the case. Stumbling upon evidence via social media, they find their killer. Unfortunately, their deductive reasoning is flawed, resulting in an innocent teenager taking the fall, adding to his already significant problems. Mrs Crick is only too aware of nature’s cruelty, and although a lover of wildlife, especially the sparrows that play in her garden, nature shocks and scares her sometimes. Having already overcome many traumas in her long life, she suffers more as the seagull and his family reside on her roof. Nature is cruel, but the bloated British civil service is more cruel. And corrupt and stupid, too. Most species try to protect their families, but life is hard, and DNA adapts slowly to cope with environmental changes. While most evolve for the better, humanity seems to get worse and worse. A dark social satire (depending on your point of view), telling a tale about nature, family and politics.

Meet Steven Ryan

At the time of writing, Steve was a middle-aged man with a lacklustre career history. With few strings to his bow, he tried breaking from mundanity by writing a book for the challenge and in the misguided hope of becoming a millionaire. Unconcerned by his glaring lack of ability, he strove to submerge strangers in the absurdity of his imagination. Drawing inspiration from his love of nature, its beauty, simplicity and cruelty. Fly, die! was inspired by Steve’s life and the starkness of life’s unfairness. Although a believer in the maxim, “If you don’t laugh, you will cry,” life elicits many tears, his only hope being that his story provides a little food for thought along with the tears.

Orlando

Dive into Virginia Woolf’s revolutionary novel, Orlando, and explore gender roles and transgender themes in a way that was ahead of its time. The titular character, Orlando, is based on the life of Virginia’s lover, Vita Sackville-West. Orlando’s journey through centuries of changing times, and the transformation from male to female, is a captivating and complex exploration of gender and societal roles. Virginia’s writing is saturated with satire and humor, but also provides an important look into women’s roles in society and the courage it takes to be one’s true self. For readers looking to explore gender and sexuality, or those looking to be inspired by Virginia’s revolutionary approach, Orlando is essential reading.

Meet Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf is now recognized as a prominent twentieth-century author, a great novelist and essayist, and a key figure in literary history as a feminist and a modernist.

Spectators of War

War is looming… Get your tickets now.

Imagine a world where battles between professional armies are fought in front of live audiences. Instead of pro sports and reality TV, the world is obsessed with watching war. International conflicts are a thing of the past, unemployment is nearly nonexistent, and economies are booming.

Everyone has a part to play in this new industry. There’s Ranger Monroe, the dashing captain of the Army of Liberty. And Salvatore Caracas, a military recruiter who’s wickedly good at his job. Oh, and don’t forget Jody, a domestic terrorist who livestreams his attacks. And many, many more, all cogs in the war machine.

Yes, when violence is a commodity and spectatorship is prioritized, anything goes.


Small Stories: A Perfectly Absurd Novel

The Town Administrator is extorting residents! Subversive senior citizens are on the march! Crazed ponies rampage through the streets! Exclamation marks keep popping! up! everywhere! Duncan and Maya Small have just relocated to a new town. Again. And almost immediately, Duncan is ready to move on thanks to a power-obsessed local official who has it out for him. But Maya has ideas of her own. The Smalls soon discover nothing in their new town is at it seems, but one thing is certain – there’s something funny going on. Small Stories: A Perfectly Absurd Novel, is a comic tale about life, power, and new beginnings in a quirky little town that’s decidedly off-the-wall, yet remarkably familiar. It’s about the last Welcome Wagon, secret societies, and bake sales. It’s about Duncan Small’s fixation on process and Maya Small’s unforeseen celebrity. It’s about unexpected friendships, which may turn out to be the best kind there are.

Meet Rob Roy O’Keefe

Rob Roy O’Keefe was raised in the Antarctic by a colony of emperor penguins, which explains both his love of fish and his intense anxiety when in the company of sea lions. At the age of 12 he left to go on walkabout, but upon learning that Australia was over 3,000 miles away, he took the more expedient route from Cape Melville, Antarctica to South America’s Cape Horn. He wandered north through the Andes, accumulated an abundance of practical knowledge, such as how to convince a hungry condor that you are not carrion. He eventually stumbled upon the hut of an Incan shaman who took him on as an apprentice. After a decade of immersion into the mysteries of the unseen world, Rob departed, fully prepared for his eventual success in the fields of talking, commuting, and sitting behind a desk. Today, Rob resides in New England’s Merrimack Valley, where he lives in a tree house made of Good Humor popsicle sticks held together by the discarded dreams of retired sailors.

Almost Over, Never Done: A Reluctant American’s Pandemic Tragicomedy

Post-apocalyptic survival meets a good laugh in this oddball adventure of suitcases, sarcasm, and life after loss. Then the really tough part starts.

Alone, sick, and unemployed in a pandemic, a fed-up nobody hatches an international plan to reboot her chances. There’s been too many decades of crazy already, and now the world is falling apart at a pace she can’t keep up with.

A gladiatorial combat of person-versus-policy begins. Stretching from sea shanty lyrics to the shores of a different republic, irreverent skits and tart objections to typical answers spit fire at a life that has always teetered on the edge of the American dream.

Current events, pop culture, and medical horror collide in an ongoing open mic night of unconventional takedowns. History gets hysterical on a snarky heroine’s double-edged quest for redemption and revenge. Or, at least, some toilet paper.

As plans become jokes and jokes become reality, can a dubiously-cast protagonist escape the dystopian parody of a country she’s sure will kill her?


Meet Amy A. DeCew

The saucy author’s backpages include stints in academic and research work, the fashion industry, and the eternal nonexistence of freelance writing. Her roles on stage and screen span many airline miles, from Bollywood extra to Vietnamese-British musicals. And if that sounds far-flung, just imagine what her books reveal!

Helen’s Melons Fly South

Helen has a dilemma when it comes to her melons. Along with her friend Ellen, they discreetly divulge their problem, that makes you question whether there may be a subtle undercurrent of satirical naughtiness. This book is clean for children, but I would advise parental guidance for sake of anybody that may be sensitive to this form of word play. Suffering from a bad bout of gardening, Helen is unable to grow perfect melons, unlike her friend Ellen, and takes matters into her own hands to rectify the matter. In a sensational series of events, can Helen sort out her melons, or will Ellen reign supreme? Read on and find out. Inspired by completely untrue events, the title says it all, whilst also saying precisely zero or less. I hope this book makes you laugh, as the pilot copy we created went down a storm, and had people bent double with laughter.

Meet Jamie Greenlees

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations. Follow Jamie Greenlees I, Jamie Greenlees, have been involved with crass parody in one form or another since I can remember. I am an old soul, and ‘Curseanova’ is my first self-published book, having written numerous satirical articles for ‘Figure 8 media’. I have mapped out an idea for a second novel, so get ready to not buy it. I currently work full time for a North American Insurance Company, and despite the content of this book, I live happily with my girlfriend of five years now in South East Essex. My favourite saying is ‘morons take a knife and stab people in the back, whereas the wise take a knife, cut the cord, and set themselves free from the morons’. I listen to and DJ vinyl only jungle and drum and bass music, and often carve a face into jacket potatoes before I stick them in the oven, as It’s always nice to have some company for dinner. My pipeline dream is to have enough money to build a modern and self-sufficient off grid home in a remote part of the World, such as Alaska, and my best friend at work is whichever one brings cake and sausage rolls in to the office for sharing, which today was Brenda – I love that old trout. I am a firm believer that Zombies DO exist, having once looked at myself in the mirror before my breakfast Red Bull. Finally, I find it strange that when a cat licks its bottom people find it ‘cute’, yet when I do it, everybody on the train refers to me as a ‘weirdo’.

Beast Be Gone

Creatures in your basement? Undead spooking your castle? Infestation of goblins? Beast Be Gone will clear out those pesky pests and save your health and business – (no dragons)

Adventurers rampage across the land, stealing everything from bread rolls to ancient heirlooms, slaughtering countless innocent monsters in their hunt for glory.

Eric, the owner of Beast Be Gone pest control, knows that most creatures can be removed with a bit of repellent, however the adventurers want to do things the flashy way; blowing up half of the dungeon with fireballs in the process.

With no work left, Eric is broke and desperate. That is until a young woman equipped with mechanical gadgets becomes his apprentice. Together they uncover the mystery of a diabolical plot that answers the timeless questions about adventuring…

Why are there so many Chosen Ones? Are goblins inherently evil or are they just misunderstood? Why do all the shopkeepers say they have the best swords in the land? What are the socio-economic implications of all these sword merchants?

Somebody wants a world full of adventurers, but why…?

Terry Pratchett meets Ghostbusters in an RPG world.

Beast Be Gone is a new fantasy comedy novel, which explores the stories of the underdogs of fantasy tales, sometimes known as NPC’s. They’re normal folk just wanting to go to the shops without getting stabbed by a sneaky guy in a cape who got bored of hunting goblins.

A must-read for anyone who loves Dungeons & Dragons, RPG’s and online games (although you’ll never be able to play them again without feeling bad for the men who have to clear up the mess you left behind in dungeons).

Suitable for adults, YA and teens. Available in hardcover (hardback), kindle, ebook and paperback. First published August 2021.


Meet A L Billington

Who is A L Billington? Some say he is just a myth, a phantom, a whisper on the lips of a kindly gentleman. Or maybe he’s just some bloke with access to a word processor and too much time on his hands. Who calls them word processors these days anyway? Turns out A L Billington is old enough to use the term ‘word processor’, yet only ironically, which should tell you exactly how old he is. He’s also the one writing this bit, so it’s very strange that it’s in the third person.

In case you were wondering, the ‘A’ stands for Arthur, and the ‘L’ stands for a secret that he’ll never tell you unless you get him drunk at an awkward party.

Anyway, you all have access to your own word processors, so you can look him up using the magic of the internet. He’s the cheeky chap who set up ‘Billington Publishing’ (in case you hadn’t made that connection based on the narcissistic naming)