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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

If you like your humour without strong language, sex, smut and violence, this may be your thing.

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Submitted: October 18, 2017

This is a collection of zany stories, the first of which is preceded by an introduction to the Madazine staff. The Madazine Team ... Read Chapter

Impatient Patient

Submitted: October 21, 2017

Impatient Patient The following letter was saved for posterity by our typesetter, Phyllis Tyne. She had applied it to a gas ring, i... Read Chapter

Millennial Angst

Submitted: October 25, 2017

Editor’s Note: This item was misfiled on receipt and has finally emerged. It’s years out of date, but better late than never. M... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 28, 2017

Telemarketing “Lord Garthlemmon’s residence. May I help you? … No, sir, I am the butler, Threadbare. … Very droll, sir. How... Read Chapter

Sadsack Publishing Company

Submitted: November 01, 2017

Sadsack Publishing Company Dear Mr Underthwaite Thank you for your letter and welcome to our haven for new writers. We know how w... Read Chapter

Venturesome Vacations

Submitted: November 04, 2017

Venturesome Vacations Excellent results have been announced by Hairshirt Holidays Ltd., British subsidiary of US giant, General Haz... Read Chapter

Special Offer

Submitted: November 08, 2017

Special Offer “Good morning. Cre – “ “Yes. Sorry to break in. Could you connect me with Mr Lumb, please?” “No can... Read Chapter

Where’s The Beef?

Submitted: November 11, 2017

Where’s The Beef? The following note was delivered to us by a small boy, who said he had been paid £1 by ‘a funny old geezer’ ... Read Chapter

Man On The Spot

Submitted: November 15, 2017

Man On The Spot “Now, I was about to say that from Ned Forecastle and me, Sue Pream, that’s all from ‘The World This Evening... Read Chapter

Getting On A Bit

Submitted: November 18, 2017

Note from Madazine’s outer office staff: When the cat’s away, the mice can play. Our editor wrote this poem, which we can confirm r... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 22, 2017

Kleptomania “Excuse me, sir. I wonder if you’d care to accompany me to my office at the rear of the store? “Why?” “... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 25, 2017

Viewpoints The new novel by Jonathan Pestle reached the bookshops today, to the accompaniment of a mighty fanfare. Critics’ opini... Read Chapter

A Traveller’s Tale

Submitted: November 29, 2017

A Traveller’s Tale We present here a copy of a letter sent to us by a man who also supplied a brief covering note describing him ... Read Chapter

Top Management

Submitted: December 02, 2017

Top Management “Now we present the first in a new series ‘Our Country Today’, in which we shall be discussing a range of issu... Read Chapter

How Are You?

Submitted: December 06, 2017

We don’t know when or how the tale below was submitted to us. The original bears no date, address or signature, and was found in a pl... Read Chapter


Submitted: December 09, 2017

Star-Struck News from a village in County Donegal, Ireland, seems likely to cause uproar in the astrological world. Mr Algon Quin c... Read Chapter

Independence Day

Submitted: December 13, 2017

Independence Day Greetings, my fellow Zubukians! I intended to address you today from the balcony of Government House. Unfortunatel... Read Chapter

Aspects of Sport

Submitted: December 16, 2017

The staff cornered me this morning, saying that we were short of material for today. I was given a stark ultimatum – write or die! I ... Read Chapter

A Man And A Plan

Submitted: December 23, 2017

Press-ganged again! Those inky blighters who do the menial work around here have locked me in my office, demanding that I ransack my re... Read Chapter

From Two Cellars

Submitted: December 27, 2017

The piece below was posted to us by a man who asks us not to reveal his name or address. Editor From Two Cellars I make my own ... Read Chapter

Grey Power

Submitted: December 30, 2017

Grey Power The piece below is a copy of a letter we received recently, addressed to our editor and accompanied by a note asking us ... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 03, 2018

Valediction My friends, I have been asked to say a few words in memory of our departed colleague, Oswald Briddle. Some of you may b... Read Chapter

It’s The Thought That Counts

Submitted: January 06, 2018

Immediately after clocking in this morning I was given the hard word. Those thugs in the general office are to deny me tea and biscuits... Read Chapter

Let’s Put It This Way

Submitted: January 10, 2018

Let’s Put  It This Way “Minor emergency, Miss Froop. Could you spare a moment?” “Of course, Mr Notch. What is it?”... Read Chapter

From Doctor Watson’s Archive

Submitted: January 13, 2018

From Doctor Watson’s Archive It was a dank November morning. The oily yellow fog which had enveloped London for two days dispersed ... Read Chapter

Letter From Behind The Beyond

Submitted: January 17, 2018

Letter From Behind The Beyond To whom it may concern on Earth: If this reaches you, please note that it comes from the planet Zog... Read Chapter

It’s, You Know, Sort Of Tautological

Submitted: January 20, 2018

The piece below is a copy of a note handed to us by a lady who does not wish her name or address to be published. Editor It’s, Yo... Read Chapter

Ships That Pass In The Night

Submitted: January 27, 2018

Ships That Pass In The Night A: You seem to be undecided, madam. Are you looking for somebody? B: No, I was seeking an empty seat... Read Chapter

A Memorable Encounter

Submitted: January 31, 2018

A Memorable Encounter It was a big day for the town’s chess club. All but one of the forty-seven members were present, together w... Read Chapter

The Reverend Speaks

Submitted: February 03, 2018

The Reverend Speaks And now, without further ado, I would like to introduce our main speaker for today, the Reverend Bernard Railin... Read Chapter

Yours Wrathfully

Submitted: February 07, 2018

Yours Wrathfully We give below another of the long-missing items recovered by our star reporter, Trixie Larkspur. She still won’t... Read Chapter

Figuring It Out

Submitted: February 10, 2018

Figuring It Out Monday morning:   Bob: Welcome, Jane and John. You’re the latest recruits to our sales team and I just nee... Read Chapter

There It Was, Gone

Submitted: February 14, 2018

There It Was, Gone To the editor of Madazine Dear Sir, I feel you might be interested to learn of an astonishing experience I... Read Chapter

Home Improvements

Submitted: February 17, 2018

Home Improvements Harold:  Hello.   Muriel:  Hello. Is that you, Harold?   Harold:  Of course it is.... Read Chapter

Getting Right Down To It

Submitted: February 21, 2018

Getting Right Down To It A startling new project has begun in the north of England. It is the brainchild of Kevin Spout, who invited ... Read Chapter

Telling It Like It Is

Submitted: February 24, 2018

Telling It Like It Is Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beeeep. It’s ten o’clock here on BBC Radio 4. Well, it’s ten o’clock ... Read Chapter

The Reference

Submitted: February 28, 2018

The Reference From: Parkwood Brickworks Old Lane Lower Otterby 20 August To: Smith & Company 12 New Street Upper Otterb... Read Chapter

Transport For The High-Minded

Submitted: March 03, 2018

Transport For The High-Minded He’s at it again. Kevin Spout, inventor extraordinary, is working on a remarkable new project. No dou... Read Chapter

A View From Afar

Submitted: March 07, 2018

A View From Afar Dear Earthlings, As readers of Madazine, we who are composing this letter know that you have already received a ... Read Chapter

I Quit

Submitted: March 10, 2018

I Quit To Nigel Gloater-Hogg: Head Of Human Resources From Walter Grobble: Section Leader, Arrears Department Dear Pigface ... Read Chapter

Horticultural Matters

Submitted: March 14, 2018

Horticultural Matters Announcer: I’m sure we are all grateful to Fred Green for enlightening us about so many aspects of gardenin... Read Chapter

No Space In Space

Submitted: March 17, 2018

No Space In Space Another product of the astonishingly creative mind of Yorkshire inventor Kevin Spout was displayed today. This ti... Read Chapter

So You Want To Be A Member Of Parliament

Submitted: March 21, 2018

So You Want To Be A Member Of Parliament Harry: Nice to see you again, Dave. Have a seat and tell me what’s on your mind. David... Read Chapter

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