Short Story: Finding the humor – Illogical Comparisons

In a valiant attempt to focus on nano this year, I decided to chronicle my journey creating a humorous short story as a series of blog posts I could schedule over November.

We have already talked about the idea, some character basics, character archetypes, and finding the humor with a journalistic approach.

One of the other techniques for finding humor has to do with illogical comparisons. The gist is if you connect your topic with other random topics.  The surprise can be funny.

Choose your topic


Choose three consonants


Choose a person or occupation that starts with the first letter


Choose a food that starts with second letter


Choose an inanimate object that starts with the third letter


List similarities between your topic and the three items

A skeleton/Barista both

A skeleton/Potato both

A skeleton/Lid

This is subconscious fodder for the story.

What do you do to prod your subconscious?

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