A short story…

for Sunday Photo Fiction



Hey ma’am, houza about me ‘n you head’n downtown for summa that southern fried chicken an a can a Mount’n Dew?

Bertram, for the last time, will you please stop putting on that accent. You are watching far too many American television programmes. If you promise to behave I’ll take you to that McDonald’s place for one of those hamburger things, but there’s to be no more talking like a cowboy.

Hey woman, tis just the way I is…though on second thoughts Constance my dear, I think I may prefer fish and chips and a drop of lemonade.

Don’t you mean fish and fries and soda?

Yea-ha, now you’ze at it too honey chile!

I sometimes wonder why I married you Bertram, now come along before I change my mind.



2019-05-19-terri-smeighsSunday Photo Fiction is hosted by Susan and this week’s picture is by Terri Smeigh.


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13 thoughts on “A short story…

  1. Denise May 19, 2019 / 11:01

    Ya gotta love how fast-food brings us all together. Nothing like having a Big Mac in Moscow. And I think British actors do great American accents. Most of the time I have no idea they are British until I see them on a talk-show.

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 20, 2019 / 09:20

      Like you, I’m often surprised to find actors are British. I had a Big Mac in New Delhi not so long ago!


  2. Joy Pixley May 19, 2019 / 17:09

    Ha ha! Nothing’s worse than a bad accent someone’s picked up from TV. Definitely on poor Constance’s list of “things your spouse does to annoy you”!

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 20, 2019 / 09:15

      I must admit I love imitating accents while watching TV, but fortunately there’s rarely anyone with me to complain!

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      • Joy Pixley May 20, 2019 / 13:57

        Oh yes, I can only imagine how annoying another person would find the things I say when only my cat can hear. 🙂 (Hopefully she doesn’t find them that annoying!)

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 20, 2019 / 09:12

      That’s great! There aren’t that many of us, so I’m delighted you’re going to give me another story to read on Sunday.


  3. messymimi's meanderings May 19, 2019 / 22:51

    Reminds me of what the producer said when trying to get the network to pick up the short lived NOLA based show Frank’s Place. He heard the accent of the man from New Orleans and decided to build a show around it. The guy couldn’t act, but the producer told the network, I can teach him to act easier than I can teach an actor to talk like him!

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  4. Abhijit Ray May 22, 2019 / 06:55

    For a man who calls fries a chip, will never become an American no matter how much accent he puts on. May be he is simply horsing around.

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