I meant to go back and add in some links to April First posts of yesteryear but my day got away from me. So, here goes:
The first, and in many ways my favorite, is “Just Pitiful”, written in 2012. (This post actually fooled someone and I immediately reached out to apologize.)
Here’s “Television’s Top Stories” from 2014.
In 2015 I took an irreverent swipe at the BOE with “Protection”.
In 2018 I created some wishful thinking news stories in “Unlikely”.
And, just last year, my own personal episode of “Not the News” with assistance from readers.
I don’t know if I will ever attempt another April Fools Day themed post. I feel as though the world has changed in a way that makes such efforts less welcome. I’ll always be silly, off-beat, quirky. A bit of that slips into my writing regularly. But the thrill of elaborate trickery?
Facebook tells me that this is the anniversary that time when Village Green/Town² went all in for another local spoof of sorts. I wonder whatever happened to Colonel Gateway? I really miss that guy.