Hey Pal – Weekend Writing Prompt

Glasgow by C. E. Ayr

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in Sammi’s Comment Section
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Hey Pal

Understanding a foreign language is fraught with difficulties.
The spoken word sometimes has unconsidered undertones.
‘Hey pal, are you looking for something?’
Seems friendly, even helpful, yes?
In Glasgow it is more probably an invitation to fisticuffs.
Nuance.

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11 Responses to Hey Pal – Weekend Writing Prompt

  1. An insightful reflective piece.So many layers to meaning.

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  2. Dear CE,

    Language is full of nuance. Even when two people supposedly speak the same one. Body language, tone of voice. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. Yeah. The WORDS are often only a small part of what’s communicated. There’s pitch, intonation, body-language, expression, context, culture, and so much more …

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  4. I’m always careful about what I say in Glasgow. I asked for a brandy and coke once. ‘Irn Bru pal’ he hollered. I had no idea what he was talking about so I just smiled and nodded!

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    • ceayr says:

      I read not long ago that Scotland was the only country in the western world (or something) where Coke was not the best selling soft drink
      Irn Bru, our other National drink!

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  5. emmylgant says:

    Always pay attention to undertones (and body language)
    Very satisfying use of the prompt IMO. Light touch, good pace, engaging, and so short!
    Good read.
    I still love Glasgow, though.

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