Write about someone who goes to great lengths to avoid being pranked on April 1st, only to realize they had the date wrong and it’s already April 2nd.
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“Befuddled ” by Aarshia Ray
The usually reserved twins, Samantha and Sharon Frost, were having an unusually loquacious breakfast. They couldn’t stop discussing how their picnic was going to be, as their blue-framed glasses slipped off their noses.The glasses had always been too big for them. But life had taught them that it was better to wear huge glasses than to repair them. After all, these spectacles were the reason why today they were dead. They were driving to the shop, when… they don’t remember what exactly happened. They have vague memories of the truc...
“Poisson d'Avril” by Nina Chyll
“Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. In the Julian Calendar, the new year began around April 1.People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes and were called ‘April fish.’ These pranks included having paper fish placed on their backs.”...
“Ready” by Lani Lane
When Alexander was ten, his older brother Joshua changed his clocks on April Fool’s Day. Alexander had woken up when his alarm screamed at six in the morning. He drowsily changed out of his pajamas, brushed his teeth, and headed down the stairs. He rubbed his eyes, confused that his mom wasn’t already in the kitchen pouring coffee before she went to work. Maybe she was sleeping in for a change. Shrugging, he started bang...
“April fools day?” by Lauren :)
Today is April fools day. All my friends know that I am the most annoying when it comes to this day. I have so many tricks planned! They are so in for it! I have school today since it’s Monday. I wonder if our teacher is going to prank us at all? I don’t think that she would but that doesn’t mean she won't! I live pretty close to school so today I’m going to walk with my best friend, Jenny. She lives righ...
“You Can't Fool Me” by Greg Gillis
Chester Huffinpuff was known as a practical joker to all his friends, family, and coworkers, but each year on April Fools Day, Chester would be on his guard instead of pulling pranks. He knew that someone was going to try their best to get him back for the jokes he had played on them throughout the rest of the year. When he awoke on this sunny April first morn...
“Tricked Ya! ” by Kirrtanaa Thanesh
It was the 31st of March. The day before April Fools. I stepped out of the office, soaked. As a joke, my colleagues had sprayed me with water from a watering can. I frowned, remembering the incident. Usually, I would only leave the office in the evening. But when I found out we weren’t going to be doing any work, I just got up and left when I got sprayed. Absorbed in my thoughts, I turned around the corner and bumped into my annoying friend. “Hi Karen,” said Stan.“What,” I said annoyed.<...
“When April 1 Was No Fun ” by Neel Anil Panicker
Tell tale scars of last night's debauchery lay scattered all over the 14th floor high rise apartment room that overlooked the Indian Ocean.Contents of a half empty whisky bottle swam all over the checkerboard mosaic floor---a flotilla of still born desires the night had birthed.Competing for misdemeanor were an unlikely assignment of contenders---half burnt cigarette stubs, leftovers of a half eaten Mexican pepperoni paneer pizza and small little icicles of vomit, each the size of a...
“Wait, what?” by Francis Daisy
Pandemonium. Panhandle. Pancake. Pantomime. Pantyhose. Pandemic. Pandemic. Pathetic. That’s an apt word for me: pathetic. Or is it apathetic? I can never keep those words straight. I have absolutely no interest in going out today. Yet another March has passed. Another month ripped off the calendar. Now it’s only been fifty four weeks since I last left my house for something other than work. Fourteen months of quarantine...
“Save the Date” by Layal Baydoun
Meet Grandpa Michael, An old bloke with a grey motorcycle. He makes a living selling some vinyl, And at home, his word is final. At least, that’s what he believes, But Grandma Layla has a few tricks up her sleeve. With a sly smile, she turns to leave, Reminding him his grandchildren are near. Begrudgingly, he concedes. But deep down, h...
“The dreaded day...” by Sima Igiehon
Oh no, oh no, oh no. it’s 5:59 in the morning and I have just woken up. Waking up has never felt like such an issue before this time. Oh no, thirty seconds before the first buffoonery may take place. This day is dreaded, not just for me, for a lot of other people too. It is finally 6:00 and I am frantically looking around me for clues to the first act of tomfoolery, but there was no sign. Weird… I got int...
“APRIL FOOL” by Testimony Odey
I will not be fooled. I will not be fooled. I write this over and over again in my diary. I hop down the stairs and tie my hair in a bun. I take a taxi down to my place of work. I greet the gate man with a smile as I enter and he tells me the company is having a very important visitor. I look at him and shake my head, so he thinks he can lie and play a little trick on me, he thinks he can deceitful tense...
“I should've checked my phone... "Oh COME ON!"” by Somegenius Kid
It’s only 9:00 AM and I’m already holding a trash can so I can throw up whenever I have to. Why? Cause it’s *reech! SPLAT!* April’s Fools Da-a-… Ahhh!!! I can’t say it! It’s the 1st of Ravril. I can’t say the Apr- word. Why? Cause it gives me the worst feeling ever! I can’t stand this day! Everybody keeps trying to prank me! Why? First of all, I’m a principal. Second of all, kids don’t really like me that much because I guess you could say I lose my temper… But it’s only because some kids keep annoying me and well some kids kee...
“Wish Upon A Fish” by Christopher Cayen-Cyr
April 1st, 2020The day started like any other day, just as it would for any other high school junior. I woke up from my five hours of productive dreaming and removed my headphones, which were still playing personal recordings of organic compound nomenclature rules. At 5:30AM, after an energizing cold shower of precisely fifteen minutes, I brewed coffee and poured some into my favorite cup, revising the structure of the caffeine molecule printed on it at the same time.For the next two hours, I p...
“Different People” by Sam Ackman
Balor opened his eyes to the first rays of morning light trickling in and the soft melodies of the birds, and dread filled his senses. His stomach rolled over several times and his chest felt heavy. It is here. He heard clatters and movements from the floor below him. Curse these elves, why must they thrive in such an energetically mischievous day. Pranks are an embarrassment to the pranked, disrespectful. A few louder clunks from below and Balor gripped...
“If the circumstances of the day get any more dismal” by Aiden Solomon
If the circumstances of the day get any more dismal, Bob will go to the rooftop of his apartment building and scream at the top of his lungs “I HATE APRIL FOOLS!”. He tapped his foot, patiently waiting for the elevator to arrive. Fridays are always great, but not this time. No, this wretched day just has to keep happening every year. The elevator dinged. No one was there. He looked at himself in the mirro...
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