Q: Can beautiful things be funny?
A: Rarely. Marilyn Monroe was both; Cameron Diaz, and Sandra Bullock have had their moments. Rowan Atkinson is not, by most standards, beautiful, but the laughter and joy he induces in me when I listen to old Not The Nine O’clock News tapes is… beautiful.
Phil Berry’s story “Lock Rise” was published on Friday, 20 October 2017.
Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.