AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Cathleen Niblo, iCarl David, iSophie Davis, iMandeep Khera, ialex canton-dutari, iDeanna Jewel, iDerek Flower, i

  Home > Horror > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Mark C. Carroll

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 103 Titles
· 280 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

Mark C. Carroll, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Nickel-Plated Dream
by Stephen Lodge

Return to the thrilling days of yesteryear where traditional western values embrace the Code of the West. This exciting adventure yarn blends teenage restlessness wit..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
The WEALTH SECRETS You Must Know Before40
by Jay Onwukwe

Wealth creation and multiplication; wealth, wisdom and prosperity principles for the good life and superior accomplishments...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



   Recent stories by Mark C. Carroll
· Building of a Tarheel Fan
· The Lost Book Of The Pharaoh Mar-Kont-His
           >> View all 3


Share    Print  Save   Become a Fan


The Comedian
By Mark C. Carroll
Monday, June 18, 2007

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

It's tough being a proactive father. I did not mean to slam lawyers, my apologies if you are one. Hope you enjoy.

The other day while I asked my 10 year old son, "Son, what do you want to do with your life". His reply is enough to strike fear in almost any father. He said, I want to be a comedian. Trying not to react to abruptly, I went in to explanation mode and said son, there is making a living and doing what you love, both are important. I told him that for every hundred or so comedians only 20 or so where skilled and fortunate enough to make a living at it. He sighed, thank goodness. So I asked, "do you have a backup plan?" His comment, "I could always be a Mime,?"
I avoided the urge to scream or laugh and tell him he was destined to be a comedian. I explained further that if he wanted to make a living as a Mime he might have to be the best mime that ever lived. Obviously deflated, I said well maybe there is something else you could do. He thought and replied, "I could always be a Lawyer" I excitedly said "that's great, you do even have to be good to make a living as a lawyer".


Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!






Forbidden Fruit by Billy Wells

A father buys purple fruit at a roadside stand that turns his youngest son into a ravenous ghoul...  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


A Short Story Collection of Horrors, the Bizarre, and the Mysterious by Carol Fowler

The title says it all, except that is consists of 22 short stories...  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.