Prompt for January 10, 2016

Complete the short story/flash fiction, that has the following opening:


It’s amazing how much that one word makes people uncomfortable. It’s just a word, a simple two syllable word that makes grown women blush and men squirm in their seats. I like using the word in my act. A comedienne needs to make her audience uncomfortable as the laughter is easier to wring out of someone if they think laughing at it will make it go away.

I’ve been successful making people laugh, successful enough that in ten minutes I’m going to be filming a special for Comedy Central. Warm up acts have gotten the crowd loosened up and the booze has been flowing freely. It shouldn’t be hard to make anyone laugh under these circumstances. Easy enough to make this little girl from Iowa a big success, at least, that’s what my bio says.

Too bad that I’m not really that little girl.

Post a link to the story in the comments.


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