One-Liner Wednesday: On the One Hand…


I’m sure my grandpa wasn’t the only person who ever said this, but he was the only person I ever heard say it. Like, a lot.

On the one hand, [fill in the blank]. And on the other hand, she had a wart.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: A joke that reminds you of someone.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “One-Liner Wednesday: On the One Hand…

  1. Dan Antion

    June 5, 2024 at 1:57pm

    If I could go back in time, I wouldn’t change anything, but I’d want to meet your grandpa.

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      Marian Allen

      June 5, 2024 at 2:32pm

      To know him was to love him. The nurses and aides at the care home and the hospital certainly loved him. His final words were probably “Thank you.” Mom cared for him at home as long as she could, but he was a big man (not fat, tall and sturdy) and even Charlie had trouble hefting him up when he fell. But he was always a treat to be around. At the hospital, they put him on something that made him hallucinate, and one time he told us about playing baseball with a team of dogs (he loved dogs), and one time he thought he was a barista (never been in a coffee house in his life). He’d ask us what we wanted, turn around to check the menu, say, yes, they had that, and would sit there and make it and serve it to us. !!

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