When I was in yoga class this week, my teacher told about hearing a “terrible” joke, but she couldn’t remember it. So I told one I’d recently read:
Q: What did the ocean say to the beach?
A: Nothing. It just waved.
And the class of seven made the little room quite full with laughter. Not bad for a terrible joke.
But it emphasizes something I’ve thought about regarding writing for years:
What does writing really need?
The ocean used no words at all. It just waved.
Diana Star Helmer is author of Belles of the Ballpark: A Celebration of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (Summer Game Books, available in paperback and e-book).