To make a funny fill-in-the-blank story, the author must write a short story, then delete nouns, verbs, adjectives and other parts of speech. The reader fills in the blanks without seeing the original story, which creates a humorous narrative.
Most fill in the blank stories are 1-3 paragraphs long. The author writes a complete story with a beginning, middle and end. If the fill in the blank story is supposed to be acted out in a skit or one-act play, the story should include dialogue between two or more characters rather than exposition.
The author then deletes several words throughout the story and replace them with blanks. Choosing different parts of speech makes the story more unique and creative; for example, the author might delete a character's name in the first sentence and a verb in the second sentence.
On a separate sheet of paper or in a different word processing document, the author lists the "blanks" created in the story. Next to each blank, the author indicates the correct part of speech, such as a noun, verb or adjective. In some cases, the blank might be a phrase rather than a single word. The reader fills in the blanks, the author replaces the blanks in the story with the selected words, and the reader recites the resulting funny story.