The most recent limerick concerned a waiter accidentally pouring five glasses of beer on German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. The lady kept her composure after the initial shock, however, for which I was inspired to write the following lines.
When a waiter let clumsily slip
A tray of five beers from his grip,
The Chancellor said,
Barely turning her head,
"That fellow does not get a tip."
Then there was the story from China of a lady at an ATM machine who was approached by a knife-wielding mugger. When she realised what was happening, she gave him a dressing down until he slunk away with his tail between his legs.
In China a middle aged mum
Struck us users on Yahoo quite dumb.
She rescued her cash
From a youth being rash
By verbally kicking his bum.
Finally, the story of Bird Man, Jeb Corliss, whose stunt leaping from Table Mountain went awry, resulting in two broken legs.
When Bird Man jumped off of a cliff,
With an outcrop he had a slight tiff.
Though he broke both his legs
And soiled his kegs,
He's lucky he isn't a stiff.
Okay, that's it for this week. Maybe something a bit more serious for next week - let's wait and see!
Below are links to my two Global Short Story Competition winners, my short-listed story for the National newspaper, Abu Dhabi, and my Canterbury Tale published by Coscom Entertainment: