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Funny satirical allegorical short stories



Fiction / Short Stories: funny, political satire, meaningful, comedy; psychology, sociology, corporations



Also of interest: Meaningful , poems and songs and the Tibestian Undead satire.

idollartry political satire - money infects democracy
idollartry Of course, no one knew this was about to happen, but a critical mass of people – all ages, both genders, from all countries, some rich, many poor, and most completely indifferent – were carrying the image of a sane, creative, empathic future society. Then there was one more. Suppose the critical mass was one million people (and, for all we know, non human mammals). The million

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awakening, fiction, hope, idollartry, pathological wealth, politics, revolution, satire,


The Eagle's Throne - Carlos Fuentes
A fine book, set in the very near future. Due to a disagreement with the USA, Mexico finds itself without telecommunications, so people begin writing letters again! This is a problem for hard hearted politicians, because they believe it is unwise to ever commit anything to writing. They like everything that other people say to be in writing, because that gives them power. The principal

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books, fiction, meaningful, politics, psychology,


Know thyself ... or wound others
Even in the tiny, quiet town of Smogdale, UpNorth County, in the UQ (the Untidy Queendom of Little England), the traffic congestion is getting so bad that Kevin the builder ha s a problem. Despite being a couple of inches short of 7 feet tall, well built and notoriously energetic, he doesn't want to carry his tools 200 yards from his van to his house every day after work. He doesn't want to

tags:
consciousness, fiction, projection, psychology, satire, solar, wisdom,


Broke and Free
For hundreds of years the landed 'nobles' of Europe stole the produce of their serfs (slaves) and stole land from each other using the 'patriotic' curse to propel their slaves into war: millions of dead millions of widows millions of widowers millions of orphans millions of sufferers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and worse … much worse , and no treatment or understanding. And they no

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consumerism, fiction, freedom, history, politics, psychology, reinventing slavery,


Racist halfwits are offered self-awareness
Racist halfwits are offered self-awareness (!) but decline the offer One of the perks/handicaps of being 360 years young (!) is spotting glaring contradictions. Sometimes this gets me into hot water. For example, a mother and daughter with a 'foreign' accent in a cafe, suddenly confronted by a crowd of young males sporting tattoos and aggressive attire. They want to know if the females are

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consciousness, fantasy, fiction, projection, psychology, TibestianUndead,


fiction - career choices on leaving school
Ivor and Paul were chatting in the barn, out of the (rather unusual) blazing sun, when Ivor's grandson arrived. Ivor made a big deal of greeting him, very warmly, and Paul raised an eyebrow. Alex looked up now and then and smiled, but mostly frowned, his gaze downcast. Ivor caught Paul's quizzical expression and gave the tiniest nod, which Paul had learned to interpret as "trust me, I’ll

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banking, capital, fiction, freedom, hope, housing, politics, satire,


Going Postal – Terry Pratchett
Going Postal: A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett stars petty con man Moist von Lipwig, who has been caught, and is offered hanging or a new job. He takes the job (which beats hanging around) and the Postal ?Service of Ankh Morpork is transformed. Gentle satire from Sir TP. Available as book or DVD. It's often difficult to choose; with the Discworld it's easy - buy both! a film

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books, Discworld, fiction, humour, Terry Pratchett, video,


Unplugged from the Corporate World
Short story - Unplugged from the Corporate World Nearly two years has passed since Paul exited the commercial world, his caravan on Ivor's farm is homely, his own plot of land providing most of what he eats, with surplus salads to sell, and Ivor, being a wise old bird with no paper qualifications realises it's time for the occasional chat with Paul to help the young fellow slow down a bit. "

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alienation, banking, compost, corporations, debt, fiction, freedom, organic, self-sufficiency,


Paradise Found
Ancient Ivor is giving young Paul a lift in his car. Paul chats continually and is agitated about Ivor driving so slowly. "Where's the radio?" Paul asked. There isn't one. After fifteen minutes, Ivor stops in a lay-by. "I need you to be quiet for five minutes. Empty your mind and look at the world. After each minute, or thereabouts, I'll ask you a question." "Okay Gov. You're the boss.

tags:
consciousness, fiction, miscellany 1, psychology, wisdom,


slowest lessons to learn
psychology/sociology - from the point of view of a 360 year old non-feeding vampire. What are the slowest lessons to learn? The answer is easy, the details aren't! Patience and wisdom. A 360 year old non-feeding vampire is still on the journey, and probably will never 'arrive' at this desirable destination ... For example, the most annoying and inconsiderate people will believe absolute,

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fiction, hope, psychology, sociology, symbolic, TibestianUndead, wisdom,


escaping reinventing slavery housing and learned helplessness
The Tibestian Book of the Undead  The Diary (2nd edition) of a 360 year old Vampire  part 6 Turkey, ~1850 'How do you get the first post to stand upright?' asked Ibil. 'Anlamiyorum,' quoth I. I haven't a clue. We were helping a neighbour (Ibil was another of my neighbours). The plan was to tall wooden posts to stand upright, and then thatch a roof on top to keep their straw dry in the

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fantasy, fiction, freedom, hope, housing, reinventing slavery, satire, TibestianUndead,


Consciousness - The World in ones Head
Tibestian Book of the Undead, part 5 I think I was about 50 when I first realised that many people's world is almost entirely in their minds. I'd known for decades that people are complicated, very different .. weird. Including yours truly, of course. The first example I recall was when I'd spent many months rebuilding a barn, as well as having a full time job. I finished making the roof

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consciousness, fiction, hope, satire, Social media, TibestianUndead, updated, wisdom,


all I need is a room somewhere
Tibestian Book of the Undead - part 3 all I need is a room somewhere (banking, buy to enslave, fiction, housing, learned helplessness, monopoly, Rothschild, satire, TibestianUndead, reinventing slavery, ) I've been diverted from my reminiscence - the Napoleonic wars - by today's news. though it is related. Apparently foreigners have been investing dirty money in property (hardly news, is it

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allegory, banking, buy to enslave, fiction, housing, learned helplessness, monopoly, reinventing slavery, Rothschild, satire, TibestianUndead,


Undead, part 2: power, freedom, denial
Part 2 of The Tibestian Book of the Undead (read part 1 first ...) Chapter 3 Why am I writing this? Because I kept a diary, every day after I finally acquired paper, but after a century or so of diligently making notes and musings, someone stole it. I'd like to think it will turn up one day, but judging by my location at that time, it was probably used to light a fire or wipe someone's

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banking, democracy, denial, fantasy, fast food, fiction, freedom, mathemusician, power, satire, Social media, TibestianUndead, vampires,


The Tibestian Book of the Undead
The Diary (2nd edition) of a 360 year old Vampire Chapter 1 I was born in 1645, in a barn. My parents, or rather my mother, lived in a tiny caravan that was pulled by a horse. I can't remember the horses name, but, knowing my mother, it would have had one. Mother made all manner of useful things from wood. She knew every type of tree native to England, and of every land between France and

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Albania, allegory, fiction, France, Freud, psychology, satire, TibestianUndead, vampires,


DVD, Kiefer Sutherland, Leslie Hope, Elisha Cuthbert, Sarah Clarke, film, thrillers
Recently I was lent the first season of 24 Hours on DVD. It is an interesting idea to portray a story in real time, though an unrealistic amount of action, trauma and politics is packed into 24 hours - that starts at the END of most characters working day - and no-one falls asleep at their desk, or while driving their car! It's a shame there has to be so much violence and suspicion, and every

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books, dvd, fiction, film, photos, thrillers,


The Book of Dave - Will Self
The Book of Dave - Will Self Imagine a biblical Job transported to the 1990s and working as a cabbie. Imagine him driven into psychosis and recording all his racist, misogynist ranting in a notebook – which centuries later becomes the religious tract of the few surviving families amid the flood waters of what remains of London. Their principal source of meat sounds like a hybrid of pigs,

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books, dystopia, fiction, psychology, religion, satire, Will Self,


Funny Fiction / Stories - Terry Pratchett
Witches Abroad - Terry Pratchett Hardback book in fair condition (perfect read, worn cover). The target of Terry Pratchett's choice for this story is the ubiquitous happy ending. A fairy godmother dies and the witches find themselves carrying out her last wishes (whilst trying to find the hidden magic wand). The magical wand is left, to the disgust of the other two, to Magrat, with

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books, Discworld, fiction, humour, Terry Pratchett, witches,


Night Watch - Terry Pratchett
A must for fans of Commander Vimes, who seeks rather reluctantly to a) catch criminals, while b) not breaking the law himself by mutilating them. On the morning of the 30th anniversary of the Glorious Revolution of the Twenty-Fifth of May (and as such the anniversary of the death of John Keel, Vimes' hero and former mentor), Sam Vimes is caught in a magical storm while pursuing Carcer Dun, a

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books, Discworld, fantasy, fiction, humour, Terry Pratchett, witches,


Wilt - Tom Sharpe
Tom Sharpe takes of the pee of university life, again, in a return to Porterhouse college, Cambridge. alt="Wilt - Tom Sharpe" image to follow - won't upload at the mo This is a funny book, and probably better relaxation that watching consumer media, like the TV. But there is no sense of insight into the psychology of the characters, and it doesn't appear to offer solutions to societies

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books, fiction, funny, satire,


Wilt - Tom Sharpe
Tom Sharpe takes of the pee of university life, again, in a return to Porterhouse college, Cambridge. alt="Wilt - Tom Sharpe" image to follow - won't upload at the mo This is a funny book, and probably better relaxation that watching consumer media, like the TV. But there is no sense of insight into the psychology of the characters, and it doesn't appear to offer solutions to societies

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books, fiction, funny, satire,


Nanny Oggs Cookbook - Terry Pratchett
Another gem from Terry Pratchett , ably assisted by Stephen Briggs, Paul Kidby and Tina Hannan. Supposedly books for children, but everyone seems to enjoy them.   "They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach which just goes to show they're as confused about anatomy as they gen'rally are about everything else, unless they're talking about instructions on how to stab him, in

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books, Discworld, fiction, Nanny Ogg, Terry Pratchett, witches,


Nanny Oggs Cookbook - Terry Pratchett
Another gem from Terry Pratchett , ably assisted by Stephen Briggs, Paul Kidby and Tina Hannan. Supposedly books for children, but everyone seems to enjoy them.   "They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach which just goes to show they're as confused about anatomy as they gen'rally are about everything else, unless they're talking about instructions on how to stab him, in

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books, Discworld, fiction, Nanny Ogg, Terry Pratchett, witches,


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
Also published as a play. The story begins with Christopher Boone, narrating the story in the first person, present tense, discovering a dead dog in his neighbours garden.  The dog has been impaled with a garden fork. Christopher has an unusual psychology - he can't tell lies, his psychology makes it difficult to filter what he says in terms of 'regular' social norms, and he likes mystery

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Asperger syndrome, children, education, fiction, gardens, Mark Haddon,


Kurt Vonnegut - cats cradle
kurt vonnegut - cat's cradle Reissued following the author's death, Cat's Cradle uses ice-9, a crystalline version of water that freezes at room temperature and turns all surrounding water into the same crystalline form, as a metaphor for nuclear fusion; particularly in its weapons form. Ice 9 has no useful purpose, but the distinctly odd inventor (an unknown to his children, especially in

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books, democracy, fiction, Kurt Vonnegut, projection, psychology, religion, satire,


Grantchester Grind -Tom-Sharpe
Grantchester Grind Brilliant satire by Tom Sharpe. A novel set in the fictional Porterhouse college at Cambridge, which bears a striking resemblance to Peterhouse :) featuring excellent caricatures of academic types; not entirely believable, but with many recognisable traits :) apparently this is now also available on audio cassette. Currently, the paperback book is £6.99 at amazon, Kindle

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books, education, fiction, satire, Tom Sharpe,


Grantchester Grind -Tom-Sharpe
Grantchester Grind Brilliant satire by Tom Sharpe. A novel set in the fictional Porterhouse college at Cambridge, which bears a striking resemblance to Peterhouse :) featuring excellent caricatures of academic types; not entirely believable, but with many recognisable traits :) apparently this is now also available on audio cassette. Currently, the paperback book is £6.99 at amazon, Kindle

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books, education, fiction, satire, Tom Sharpe,


Stone Gods Jeanette Winterson
I read this novel three times in a fortnight, so it surely qualifies as one of the most engaging novels I've recently found. It is partly a contemporary and near-future satire of consumerism (particularly sexual), space exploration, robots, the media as non-elected government, environmental destruction, the individual versus the system, techno-information and computerised impersonal policing.

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authors, books, fiction, Jeanette Winterson, open minds, photos, Social media, video,


Stone Gods Jeanette Winterson
I read this novel three times in a fortnight, so it surely qualifies as one of the most engaging novels I've recently found. It is partly a contemporary and near-future satire of consumerism (particularly sexual), space exploration, robots, the media as non-elected government, environmental destruction, the individual versus the system, techno-information and computerised impersonal policing.

tags:
authors, books, fiction, Jeanette Winterson, open minds, photos, Social media, video,


So long, and thanks for all the fish - Douglas Adams
"The fourth book in the hitch-hiker trilogy (sic)." Inspired imaginative satire with a sci-fi slant from Douglas Adams. How I wish he'd written another several dozen novels, and lived to (at least) ninety. 'It was dark early, which was normal for the time of year. It was cold and windy, which was normal. It started to rain, which was particularly normal.  a spacecraft landed, which was not."

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books, dolphins, Douglas Adams, fiction, humour, satire, video,


So long, and thanks for all the fish - Douglas Adams
"The fourth book in the hitch-hiker trilogy (sic)." Inspired imaginative satire with a sci-fi slant from Douglas Adams. How I wish he'd written another several dozen novels, and lived to (at least) ninety. 'It was dark early, which was normal for the time of year. It was cold and windy, which was normal. It started to rain, which was particularly normal.  a spacecraft landed, which was not."

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books, dolphins, Douglas Adams, fiction, humour, satire, video,


The Philosophers Apprentice - James Morrow
In this fascinating novel, Mason Ambrose fluffs his Philosophy PhD, whilst in a bit of a mood, and is immediately offered a huge pay-packet to be a personal tutor to a girl on an idyllic island - Isla de Sangre. The girl, Londa Sabacthani, is supposed to have lost her memory and all sense of what is right and wrong following an accident, so Mason schools her in ethics. He then discovers that his

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books, fiction, institutional mind, James Morrow, philosophy, psychology,


Molly and the Muslim Stick David Dabydeen
I can't recall ever being introduced so rapidly into a story. The first pages of this novel really set the scene very efficiently. It's hard to be enthusiastic, though, because the story is mostly lifelike and dreadful. On reading this I wonder, yet again, if 'God' (by whatever name) has chosen the wrong species to attempt consciousness. I cannot think of any other, except maybe ants, that

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abuse, books, David Dabydeen, family, fiction, psychology,


Corporate satire 1 - Yuppy executive under pressure
Chapter 1 Paul was eating a muffin from his left hand while combing his hair with his right. His girlfriend, Tiffany, was shouting at him to get the raise in salary he'd been promised by his boss, and demanding a more showy car; Saab or Mercedes, preferably. It was proving difficult to fend off her accusations, what with the clutter of other thoughts that had kept him awake most of the night …

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consumerism, corporations, fast food, fiction, junk food, satire, yuppy,


Corporate satire 1 - Yuppy executive under pressure
Chapter 1 Paul was eating a muffin from his left hand while combing his hair with his right. His girlfriend, Tiffany, was shouting at him to get the raise in salary he'd been promised by his boss, and demanding a more showy car; Saab or Mercedes, preferably. It was proving difficult to fend off her accusations, what with the clutter of other thoughts that had kept him awake most of the night …

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consumerism, corporations, fast food, fiction, junk food, satire, yuppy,




Look and Learn story
A day in the life of a 5 year old boy

Funny Short Stories
funny fiction, humour, comedy, funny fantasy, allegory, whimsy

Puberty Nick
funny short stories, family dynamics, contrariness, psychology

Skyelights
funny short stories, satire, homeless

Jungian opposites, A satire of Republicans, psychology, unconsciousness
Jungian opposites, satire, Republicans, psychology, unconsciousness

Tony Blah's Weapons of Mass Deception
Tony Blair, war, politics, deception, satire

Political Satire - George Bush
Politics, satire, George Bush

Malice In Numberland
funny short stories

Military Intelligence, by Oxie Moreon
war, conflict, satire, oxymoron, feminine values

The hero in fiction and contemporary politics
free thinking, political satire, politics, hero

Astral Travels to Planet Meeja
funny short stories, social engineering

Pest Food, comedy, satire
funny short stories, comedy, satire, estate agents, vampires

Diligent Dayv - Postman to President - funny stories
funny short stories, satire, President, politics, psychology

The Freemasons Secret Handshake
funny short stories, Secrets, satire, societies, illustrated stories

King Arthur of Cameldung and his fabled Sword, Expeditor
funny short stories, Arthurian, politics, corruption, Excalibur

The Lay-by of Sissyfoot
funny short stories, satire, landlords

Scarborough Fair story
funny short stories, humour

Aliens Short Stories - Funny Business Satire
funny short stories, commerce, satire

Genetic Engineering goes awry
genetics, satire, aliens, popular science

Mr. Creepy - neighbourhood creep
funny short stories,

The Peoples Republic of Thursleydale
funny short stories, satire, funny, plays on words,

R. Sole esq. - road rage story
funny short stories, satire, road rage, psychology, violence

Kate and dog
dogs, fantasy, short stories, illustrated stories, teens, hermit

Coalition of the Willing Short Story Satire
dogs, fantasy, short stories, illustrated stories, teens, hermit

ninety seven, ninety sex, oops
funny short stories, comedy, mathematics,

Funny fantasy - The Dire Tribe
funny short stories, fantasy, comedy, illustrated stories,

The Compact Tea Leaf Reader - short story
funny short stories, aliens, comedy, geeks, parody, mystics,

Government youth job creation scheme satire
Government, youth, employment, satire

Sigmundina Freud - bosom envy
funny short stories, Sigmundina Freud,comedy, satire, psychology, spoof, envy

Steam Irony - short story satire
funny short stories, irony, satire, comedy

Procrastination, funny short story
funny short stories, procrastination

The Browsers Indigestion - humorous inventors
funny short stories, eccentric, inventors, satire

Institutional Life - comedy short story
funny short stories, Institutions, satire, comedy

Googlebots Rule
funny short stories, comedy, satire, googlebot

Diligent Dayv - Postman to President - funny stories

The Freemasons Secret Handshake

Satire: Political corruption King Arthurs Court

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