As he came to amidst the rubble, his only thoughts concerned his throbbing headache. He pressed his head into his hands in a vain attempt to dull the pain.
"Mister, are you alright?" came a voice from off in the distance.
A small girl, no more than seven years old, stood several yards away while clutching a tattered doll. Her eyes looked upon him with concern and pity, while her question went ignored.
As he stood up, he brushed the dust and debris from his clothing and staggered across the wreckage where a building once stood. The sounds of sirens were approaching, and he knew he didn't want to get caught up in that mayhem. He had to get away from the area.
"Come on, kid," he said reaching his hand out to the little girl. "You don't want to be here when they arrive."
"But what about Mommy and Daddy," she pleaded while pointing to the crumbled building.
He looked back at the smoldering heap with a heavy sigh. He knew it would not be possible for anyone else to have survived the blast. Once again, he focused on the approaching sirens and his heart quickened. He reached down and picked up the girl, "They'll catch up with us later."
(to be continued...)
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This is another JOTD (Joke of the Day) website. New jokes are published every Monday through Friday (midnight EST). There is also a comic that occasionally gets posted on the weekend.
Most of the jokes are offensive. This site publishes offensive jokes because offensive jokes make the reader feel uncomfortable with the taboo subject and thus enhances the underlying humor that would simply not be as funny without it.
So what makes a joke funny? Well, it boils down to a sudden shift in perception. The story starts you thinking one way, then the punchline turns that thinking on its ear. The art of the joke is to craft a short story that isn't overly contrived, then deliver a punchline that suddenly shifts your perception about the story you were being told.