Cartoon Tomfoolery (#591)

You are invited to play this quick minor league-version of The New Yorker Caption Contest.

‘New Yorker’ drawing by P.C. Vey (contest 591)

Every week I enter the magazine’s contest, using it as a comic writing exercise. Below are five captions. Three are the magazine’s semifinal selections, one is the winner, and two are mine. See if you can guess which are which.

A.  “I can give you the tools , but you have to do the work yourself.”
B.  “Describe whatever floats to the surface.”
C.  “No, you’ll still be conflicted, but you’ll smell better.”
D.  “Webbed feet is a common fantasy.”
E.  “I sense there’s a lot more below the surface.”

This cartoon is the property of The New Yorker. I devour every issue of the magazine and consider it “must” reading for writers and those who appreciate good writing.

Answers:  A winner, B & D Duane’s captions, D Duane’s submission

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