Stopping for a quick break

This year I am writing a novel but today I am taking a little break. What do you call a story about a broken pencil?Pointless. – Whee Winn’s book, lots of knock-knock jokes for kids) Where do pencils go for vacation?Pencil-Vania. (Whee Winn’s book, lots of knock-knock jokes for kids) A hungry lion roamed through… Continue reading Stopping for a quick break

Parenting & Other Life Stories

Oath of Allegiance, an Oath of Office, and an Oath of Secrecy

My diploma had a gold seal in the corner that was decorated with the RCMP insignia: a front facing buffalo head, the words Maintiens le Droit, maple leaves with a crown at the top over the name Canada, and a scroll at the very bottom with the RCMP title. I received a shiny gold plated… Continue reading Oath of Allegiance, an Oath of Office, and an Oath of Secrecy


My NaNoPoBlano post for November 9th

Knock, Knock.Who’s there?A broken pencil.A broken pencil who?Never mind. It’s pointless! (Whee Winn’s book, lots of knock-knock jokes for kids) What do you call a cow that just had a baby?De-calf-inated. -(Whee Winn’s book, lots of knock-knock jokes for kids) A NaNoPoBlano post shared by Shari Marshall – 2020


More than I can chew

On November 1, 2020 I spontaneously decided to join NaNoPoBlano for the first time. So, here we are on day #3 with my day 3 post titled, “More than I can chew.” I was aiming for a bit of humour today while still trying to stay true to my 2020 photo prompt challenge. ————————————————————— More… Continue reading More than I can chew

Parenting & Other Life Stories

The Big Escape

The photographs have aged well. Looking at the soft blue sky in the picture’s background it is easy to image that humid oppressive Ontario heat blanketing the day with whispered promises of a lightning storm to come. That means there is a schedule to follow on this hot afternoon. The photographer stands unseen behind the… Continue reading The Big Escape

Parenting & Other Life Stories

Is my laughter bad parenting?

The Penis Chronicles presents “Is my laughter bad parenting?” I watched. It seemed to happen in slow motion. The boys were bike riding side by side and the path forked left and right. They were supposed to take the fork to the right but the older boy wasn’t turning. He waited until the last second… Continue reading Is my laughter bad parenting?


Ghost Humour

The Penis Chronicles presents, “Ghost Humour.”   By Shari Marshall -2019 The Penis Chronicles is a weekly platform for sharing childcare stories, advice & etcetera. Raising children is an adventure! And please, I know the title says “penis chronicles”, but stories about raising girls are very much welcome. Please post and share your link and/or… Continue reading Ghost Humour