(Sammy, the Gat, is a continuing story.)
(Glossary at end.)
I catch a flash of a Bessie Bossie blackjack and tuck my conk into my armpit as the tortoise in the Michael Kors sparklies connects behind my left cauliflower. I see twinkle-twinkles circlin’, and Marty Crane’s Old Agides is standin’ in a field suckin’ on a water main while Atropos sharpens her twin blades. Dobbin bobs his noggin and squirts H2O on my kisser as Lachesis steps up to bat and remeasures my thread. I float back from the cold on a river of Perrier and contemplate my chances of out-IQin’ the female Pruneface before she long-drops me next to Johnnie and his lily.
THE GATIONARY of Sammy Speak
Atropos: n. the one of three Fates who cuts off a mortal’s life (Greek mythology).
Bessie Bossie blackjack: n. leather-bound bludgeon (cow in 1939 children’s book).
cauliflower: n. ear. cold: n. unconscious state. conk: n. head, nose (read either one).
female Pruneface: n. old woman (Pruneface is a male Dick Tracy character).
Lachesis: n. the one of three Fates who determines the length of a mortal’s life.
Marty Crane’s Old Agides: n. retired police horse (Frazier TV show).
sparklies: n. rhinestone-studded sneakers. tortoise: n. little old lady.
twin blades: n. scissors. twinkle-twinkles: n. stars. water main: n. hose.
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(Photo by Douglas M. MacIlroy. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, Friday Fictioneers, March 22, 2013.)