The first day of our new month is a holiday for all the pranksters and jokers in our lives. Every year we all wait to see what kind of pranks are going to be played on our friends and families. The lack of not being able to fill our co-workers cube with balloons or toilet paper should make this year interesting. I see a lot of zoom pranks, that aren’t accidents by the end of the day.
Did you know that the history of this day can be found in poets and writers going back through the 1500s? Yes, playing jokes on the people we know crosses cultures all over the world. The best thing to do on days like today isn’t to go into hiding. We’re writers. We use this day to come with entire novels that begin with this day.
According to headlines, this year’s themes are leaning toward safe jokes and pranks. Some companies are canceling the 1st of April out of respect to current events. If you’re concerned as a writer, then today is about crafting light hearted content.
Imagine a story that starts out as a light hearted prank and turns into an unexpected romance. What about going against the norm and having an April Fools Day that starts out all wrong and turns out to be a good life changing event. Opportunities are endless when it comes to what we can write down today. So, get out those pens and warm up the keyboards with a new kind of short story today. Write a story with April Fools Day and join authors like, Geoffrey Chaucer.
You can go one step further and turn the Dunce Cap into a Unicorn Horn.
Let’s create a new kind of fool today. Write for 10-15 minutes today.
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