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dVerse — haibun to the 32nd of March

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Kim is the host of dVerse today.  Kim says:

For this week’s Haibun Monday, write about April Fools’ Day: a time when you played a prank or had one played on you; the best April Fools’ prank you’ve experienced or heard of; or a memorable April Fools’ Day. You could even play a joke on us in your haibun! Aim to write no more than three tight paragraphs about 1st April, followed by a traditional haiku that includes reference to the season.

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Well, there was the time I brought a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts into work and set it in the breakroom, where all of the treats co-workers bring are set and there for the taking. Instead of doughnuts, the box was full of carrot and celery sticks.

Then there was the time I played a prank on my son. I asked 10 different people to call him at assigned times, which worked out to every hour from 9am to 6pm. Every person asked to speak with Franklin. At 7pm I called my son and said, “I’m Franklin, have there been any calls for me?”

The worst prank I ever pulled on someone was on my ex-boyfriend (he was my boyfriend at the time). I printed out 4 pictures of Slash, the guitarist from Guns N Roses, then taped them on each of his truck tires when I got home from work. I ran in the house, looking freaked out and said, “Somebody slashed all of the tires on your truck!” I got him but good.

Now is the time for

me to say, these stories are

the prank – April Fools!

Pranks were found here.

34 thoughts on “dVerse — haibun to the 32nd of March

    1. OK, I’ve got to ask — why? Have you ever seen the movie, “Six String Samurai”? There’s a villain in there that looks just like Slash. I *think* it’s intentional…


    1. You didn’t invent it but it doesn’t mean you can’t use it. The best thing about today is you have another opportunity next year. Be ready to spring it in 2020 🙂


  1. My friend is an artist (Ron)…a really good one. In our senior year, a buddy and I told him that the prettiest girl in school…Kim…wanted him to draw a picture of her sitting at her desk… of course, she never told us that.

    Well, he told Kim that Ron wanted to draw her naked…of course, she didn’t like that idea.

    So Ron goes up to her in the hall at school (thinking she wanted him to sketch her picture)… and says…Hey Kim…When I can draw you I’m ready when you are…

    The look on her face….Yea it was mean but we had the biggest laugh…

    She then saw my buddy and I laughing and knew…it still embarrassed Ron… I reminded him about it not long ago.

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      1. His face turned so red when we told him the full scoop… those were the days.

        I guess the meanest thing I ever did..

        .I can’t beleive I’m saying this… My son was 8 and he saw the commercial with the pancake syrup in a bottle shaped like a woman…it talked…he was amazed…we had that syrup and I told him to go talk to her…he tried and tried and she wouldn’t say anything. Finally he went up stairs to his mom…finally I heard my named being screamed “WHAT DID YOU TELL HIM?”…I was laughing until tears came.

        Bailey loves the story now….

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        1. lol! So funny! Hey it’s no worse than kids being told a tooth fairy comes into their room at night, an old white fat man slides down the chimney or a rabbit delivers pastel eggs they have to look for! think about it!

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    1. 🙂 The best part is seeing the looks on the pranked’s face. I’ve seen a few doozies played on people at work. One lady did get her whole office “tin-foiled” and another one had her cube covered in black balloons for her birthday Have you seen those youtubes where parents put gag gifts in what looks like a super good present? Those kids go absolutely ballistic! .


    1. Thanks Paul. I’m retired now so not around a lot of people. I used to “get” someone every year, but usually just verbally. Sorry to here it’s dying out over there. Maybe a sign of the times…


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