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September 5: Marilyn Levinson/Allison Brooke, Read and Gone

September 12: Libby Klein, Midnight Snacks Are Murder

September 19: Annette Dashofy, Cry Wolf

September 26: Judy Penz Sheluk

Our September Saturday Guest Blogger Schedule: 9/1--Peter Hayes, 9/8--Wendy Tyson, 9/29--Catherine Bruns. Margaret S. Hamilton blogs on 9/15, and Kait Carson blogs on 9/22.

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

KM Rockwood's new short story, "Map to Oblivion," has been included the anthology Shhhh...Murder! edited by Andrew MacRae and published by Darkhouse Books. It was released on Sept. 12.

Annette Dashofy's Uneasy Prey was released in March. It is the sixth Zoe Chambers Mystery. The seventh, Cry Wolf, will be released on September 18th. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Annette on September 19th.

Carla Damron's quirky short story, "Subplot", was published in the Spring edition of The Offbeat Literary Journal. You can find it here: http://offbeat.msu.edu/volume-18-spring-2018/

Tina Whittle's sixth Tai Randolph mystery, Necessary Ends, debuts on April 3, 2018. Look for it here. Tina was nominated for a Derringer Award for her novelette, "Trouble Like A Freight Train Coming."

James M. Jackson's Empty Promises, the next in the Seamus McCree mystery series (5th), was published on April 3, 2018. Purchase links are here. He's working on Seamus McCree #6 (False Bottom)

Dark Sister, a poetry collection, is Linda Rodriguez's tenth published book. It's available for sale here:

Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.

Shari Randall's second Lobster Shack Mystery, Against the Claw, will be available in July 31, 2018.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A group of vowels walk into a bar...

I heard some grammar-based bar jokes recently, and thought I’d try my hand at a few.

A group of vowels walk into a bar. A tells E, “I owe you, but don’t know why.”
An oxymoron walks into a bar. Arguing the issues of the day and drinking heavily, he has a sobering experience.
A hyperbole storms into a totally dead bar, absolutely obliterating its tranquility.
A non-sequitur walks into a bar. “Dutch courage” was a boon to soldiers in the Thirty Years’ War.
A mixed metaphor walks into a bar, planning to burn the midnight oil at both ends.
A comma splice walks into a bar, he has a few drinks, he starts a fight.
A sentence fragment. Walks into a bar. With lots on his mind to forget.
A run-on sentence walks into a bar he’s carrying the steering wheel from his car which he just wrecked he needs a drink or two badly.
A subjunctive would have walked into a bar if only she had realized her options.
A misplaced modifier walks into a bar with a man he has known for years wearing a cowboy hat named Jesse.
A dyslectic walks into a bra.
An Oxford comma walks into a bar and spends the evening drinking, smoking, meeting with clients, arranging for packing of illegal substances for storage and delivery.
A simile walks into a bar quiet as a mouse.
A synonym enters a taproom.
A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to celebrate.
A pronoun walks into a bar and sees an attractive verb. He suggests they conjugate.
The present walks into a bar and sees the past with the future. The situation is tense.
A dangling participle walks into a bar. He takes a hostage. The SWAT team negotiates with him for an hour before being shot dead by a marksman.
A pair of quotation marks walk into a bar for “happy hour.”
A double negative walked into a bar and didn’t not have a drink.
A bar is entered by a passive.
Tom Swifty walks into a bar. “Give me a double,” he says thirstily.

Here’s one that I can’t take credit for and doesn’t involve a bar, but I can’t resist including:
A team led by Dr. Craig Smith of the University of Hawaii found the crabs using a remotely operated submersible. 
Clever crabs indeed.


Jim Jackson said...

Thanks for the early morning laugh, KM.

Holly Grant said...

Hi KM. Great jokes and signs.

Grace Topping said...

Love these, Kathleen. Fun starting the morning with a good laugh. I always appreciate humor related to grammar, and these made me think. You are clever coming up with them.

Kait said...

Laughing out loud. Wonderful, Kathleen, and very creative!

Barbara House said...

KM, actually I like yours the best. All very good and are sort of teaching jokes! Well done.

Margaret Turkevich said...

Hilarious, Kathleen! I needed a jump start on this snowy morning.

Deborah Romano said...

Laugh out loud funny! I'm forwarding today's blog post to an English teacher!


Shari Randall said...

Those clever crabs! I loved these - thanks, KM!

Ann Bennett said...

Very funny and good. Thanks for the laughs.

Warren Bull said...


Gloria Alden said...

What a nice way to start the day. Loved them, Kathleen.

Kaye George said...

Love these! I just had some terrific laughs. Thanks, Kathleen.

KM Rockwood said...

I'm pleased that people are enjoying this. I had fun thinking them up.

Kaye George said...

You made these up? Now I'm impressed!

Anonymous said...

I wish I'd had these when I was teaching high school English. Some wouldn't have understood many of them, but the one about the dyslectic would have shut down class for the rest of the hour.

Anonymous said...

My previous comment appears to have a little problem with the pronoun-antecedent thing. Please forgive. Since retiring, my skills have slipped. Uh-oh. There I go again.