Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Entry #146

Reply No. 26
by Señor Steve


idees some foks here have for runnin off birds roostin in trees in city park are ridiculus. honestly. i think they gakles some of them gakles took to roostin over my new porch swing a couple winters back. i can say that hangin cds and pots and pans in the raffers dind work the rubber snakes and the pastik hoot owl are still in the garage still covered with gakle poop. some say they is a thing you can hung up plug in what makes noise the birds hate. seems that only one store has them clean over in kansas and they cost. i mediated on the problem. a gakle is kind of raven. luke 12:24 consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. of how much more value are you than the birds? phew. good qestion in the Good Book. i say some these foks with idees bout how to run off them gakles showing less brains then the gakles got. wich raises the neks qestion of who it is infestin this side of the river. gakles or peoples. may be we should be considerin how to run off somes of them foks wantin to blow off there remington 1100s and bottel rockets or stringin hot wires through the trees in the middle of the dammed city park. leave them dammed gakles be. they going to go on there own count one of these winter days. beulah

19 comments:

Bernita said...

~chortle~
Well done.

Deb S said...

I have a sudden urge for chewing tobacco.

Nevine said...

Absolutely fantastic! I'm particularly impressed with how this character's spirit is revealed through the nonchalance with spelling and punctuation, and just grammar in general, with all things except God and the Good Book. Very very nice!

Nevine

Four Dinners said...

A class of itself old bean!

Great writing!

Laurel said...

You nailed this voice. Great piece of writing!

laughingwolf said...

too much work...

Aniket said...

I had to check your blog to confirm if it wasn't your voice and just of the protagonist. Its that good.

lena said...

I like the way you handled it, and like others mentioned - great voice here. But somehow was ard for me to read.

Anonymous said...

Reply No.#26 = "A Clockwork Black."

Very creative. --JR

pjd said...

Love it, Beulah. You go.

catvibe said...

Awesome, this totally rocks! The voice is perfect, and the message is right on.

Craig said...

Ver convincing voice. Well done.

McKoala said...

Tricky to read, but worthwhile, definitely.

Kartik said...

This totally rocks, how you captured a voice!

Jean Ann Williams said...

Wow, oh, Wow!

Great voice.

JaneyV said...

I love the cantankerous voice of Beulah. I love her logic and her heart. The vernacular and lack of punctuation is an extremely effective device and brings her into vivid colour.

Gorgeous piece of writing.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Tricky to read, yes. Worth reading, yes. I got used to the voice as I went along. And that's great for so few words.

Aerin said...



my caveat

Something I Would Keep

Holy smokes, Steve. You can't cheat like this. Setting a microphone in front of my grandma doesn't count as writing fiction.

Something I Might Tweak

I stumbled a little with her "dammed" because of the otherwise sort of piety (and not just the reference to God, but the whole tone)

Chris Eldin said...

Well worth the time it took to decipher!