How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Flash in the Pan: Pepper

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“Will you listen to yourself?”

“Really, Ma . . . I gotta run.”

“Three short months there . . .”

“Canada, ay?”

“Some say it’s across the pond—some pond—it might as well be an ocean.”

“Alright, already, spit it out ay?”

“You’ve said it again—that dreaded ay?”

“I didn’t . . .”

“You pepper your speech with it like it’s seasoning. Cut it out.”

“Ay?”

Argh. Elocution lessons down the drain. 

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Click http://mommasmoneymatters.com/flash-fiction/ for rules of this challenge.

The word limit for the Flash word Pepper is 75. I used 74.

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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

32 thoughts on “Flash in the Pan: Pepper

  1. Great piece, Tess. If anyone asks you how to spell Canada, just tell them…C-ay-N-ay-D-ay…

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  2. I was under the impression the Canadian “ay” was “eh”, eh?
    *giggles* I love it.
    Red.
    xxx

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  3. Funny, Tess! All in 74 words. Excellent!

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  4. Red’s right. And I should know, been a Canuck all my life and been forced to see it in writing as well as hear it in speech 😉

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    • Thank you sbw. You are correct. I am a Canuck too but for whatever reason ‘eh’ didn’t look right to me. Sometimes you look at a word and no matter how right it is, it looks wrong? It’s embarrassing. . .

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  5. Love it Tess! I think (y)our language will be unrecognisable in another hundred years 🙂

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  6. Cute story Tess 😉
    Kids – if they like a word, they, like, use it all the time, eh 😉

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  7. Well done Tess! Loved it

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  8. Very clever, Tess. Again, my compliments on being able to tell a story in few words.

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  9. You really pack a lot into a few words, but without making it feel crammed (or do I mean cramped?) You’re a genius! 🙂

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  10. Ay, Tess, I got what you were saying like! 😉

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  11. Oh Tess I feel your pain.. and your eh? my step-son, his wife 3 grand kids all “eh” me do to death. Now guess who says eh? I think its proununced differently on the west coast.. lo….

    Loved love this post my friend!!l

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  12. Those bad habits, of speech and otherwise. Well caught.
    And in 75 words too!

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  13. How wonderful my friend,
    keep up the excellent work
    and enjoy…

    Androgoth

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