(Sammy, the Gat, is a continuing story.)
(Glossary at end.)
I double-dutch the Feddie/Maffie Evel Knievels before I snuggle up to the Air Maroc check-in. A storm cloud of ciggie smoke circles a duck-bill-nosed dude soft-shoein’ it outta the powder room. One whiff of those carcinogens and the thrill-seeking puddle-jumpers skip-rope toward the great outdoors like wasps shadow-dancin’ an insect spray. The word Cancelled on/offs next to my flight number and I look for the camel that rescued Bing and Bob when they were stranded on the road to Morocco. No dromedary, no air time, so I hunt-and-peck the overland from London to Casablanca: 24 hours minimum. No matter. My open-air tin lizzie awaits and I’m lookin’ at a long ride with a fast-dissolvin’ deadline.
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THE GATIONARY of Sammy Speak.
Air Maroc: n. flag airline carrier of Morocco. Bing and Bob: n. Crosby and Hope.
double-dutch: v. dodge. Feddie/Maffie Evel Knievels: n. FBI/Mafia motorcyclists.
hunt-and-peck: v. check the internet. on/off: v. blink.
On the Road to Morocco: n. movie starring Crosby, Hope, Dorothy Lamar.
overland: n. automobile route.
(Photo by Janet Webb. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, Friday Fictioneers. April 19, 2013.)