Cartoon Tomfoolery (#607)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Christopher Weyant (contest 607)

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.  “He touched so many lives.”
B.  “I guess his work finally caught up with him.”
C.  “I was hoping taxes would go first.”
D.  “So much for my dream of widowhood.”
E.  “What were we so afraid of?”

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:  C winner, D & E Duane’s captions, D Duane’s submission

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