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The word “final” immediately brought to mind exams at the end of each school year.  I went hunting and found a few very amusing quote on those fretful days.  Enjoy!


student + dying = Studying.

Our education system doesn’t teach us teamwork:  When we solve our tests in collaboration with others, they call it copying….Foolish people.

The brain is the most outstanding organ. It works for 24 hours, 365 days, right from your birth, until you step into the exam hall.

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.

Exam offer!!! Bring a copy on exam day, scratch and show it to your nearest “professor” win a free trip to the principal’s office, and enjoy 3 years vacation at home.

Dear Math, please grow up and solve your own problems, I’m tired of solving them for you.

A Thermometer is the only thing that gets a ‘DEGREE’ without having a ‘BRAIN’!

If you are given an open-book exam, you will forget your book.

Examinations – the only way to know something at least for a few days.



Mischievious #AtoZchallenge #amwriting


Gabe had never met the woman he was teaming up with.  She’d run through a gamut of partners.  He’d heard she was capable reliable and brilliant.  That’s what her file indicated.  Some men couldn’t handle that in a woman.  Too few who could accept a woman could be strong determined powerful in her own way and were threatened by that strength.  He wasn’t.

In fact, they were requirements he expected, in any partner, on every level of his business.  Failure meant they put everyone at risk.  That he would not tolerate.

Since her file was a mile thick, he decided to take a look at this woman himself.  Partner with her for the six months she’d signed on for.

The six months had passed and as he sat writing up her review he was pleased.  If she wanted the job, it was hers, she’d earned it.  Her candor, wit, charm, capability, and  reliability were outstanding.  She was beyond brilliant in her performance and in sizing up any given situation.  Then there was the mischievous side he’d come to know.  She’d pull tricks and pranks, that sparkle rarely left her eye.  The only time it disappeared was on the job.  Her eyes dramatically changed the sparkle was gone, they were flat, perceptive intuitive.

Today it was his turn.  He’d towed her car to the impound plastered it with your fired slogans with balloons hanging out every conceivable space doors, windows, trunk, bumper, you name it, he’d added balloons. They said “Yours” “If”  “You” “Want” “It!”  Then he’d stood back and awaited her arrival.  She was a picture. Annoyance turned to shock to stunned to a smile a mile wide.  She scanned the area searching. When she found him her eyes twinkled and she gave him a thumbs up.  She was in.





You walk across the room serene

Tall proud elegant and pristine

Never is a hair out of place

Such sophistication and such grace

Yet I want to know all about you

What makes you tick and undo

The perfect layers to what’s beneath

Protected hidden and unsheathe

That glimpse of twinkling humour seen

Hinting at what’s behind the screen

This my desire wholeheartedly

To unravel the possibilities









Bashful and Bonkers #AtoZChallenge #AMWRITING

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“You’re wrong, just dead wrong!”

“You are.  Look, Maxine is never bashful, she’s totally bonkers!”

“That’s what makes her unique wonderful delightful!”

“Oh come on, tell me what’s so special about Maxine?”

“She speaks her mind, she tells it like it is, she’s unafraid and says what most are too bashful to say, even though they might think it.  She does it with style, flair and an I don’t care what you think attitude.  What’s not to love?”

“I still think Peanuts is better.”peanuts

“Definitely Maxine.”

“No contest!  Game over!”

“Drink up, your beer’s getting warm.”

“What’s wrong with warm beer?”


“Fred your just bonkers!”

“Andy you’re too bashful.”

And so it goes, an evening filled with pros and cons with no end in sight.

“Bashful and bonkers make our skewed world.”

“Ok, I agree with that one.”

“What topic is next?”

“Don’t know, same time same place, tomorrow.”

“Night Fred.”

“Night Andy.”



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Not a word you hear every day

Unless with weights you often play

Perhaps in a story about illegal living

Most of whom are scary and chilling

A villainous type said to be squat

The hero must capture, such a despot

Completely unfamiliar with the subject

Learn all you can no longer perplexed

Ok, that’s my thought on the word squat

An unusual word, but I gave it a shot








Monday Maxine. What’s life without her?

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A little Christmas Humour to Brighten your Day

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Oh what folly

To hang holly

At the office

You cut losses

Kissing not only one

And then you quickly spun

Kissing a frog

You were agog

The office mascot

His name was Scott

Although he was really hot

His attention was not sought

Oh the folly

Of that holly


Maxine’s entirely delightful gripes for the day.

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I’ve never come across this word

Indeed it sounded quite absurd

I tried to decide what it meant

You can imagine my discontent

I knew not what the word alluded to

For it wasn’t a word that I knew

I looked it up and learned the word

And exactly what the word inferred

A group, or armour or a bunch of things

It covers a multitude of sins

Alas I’ll never use panoply

In daily life or elsewhere I cry

But perhaps it’s just a word of fun

Maybe used to impress someone

Back into the closet of my brain it goes

Perhaps one day to use in prose



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