The Misunderstanding

short stories collection - a compilation of my short stories.

Summary

What happens when two people use different meanings for the same word.

“You know what mart doesn’t have, Special K!”

“This is not funny, sir, I need to see the pass.”

“I walking, in mart sir, suddenly down look I. What see? Crack.”

“Step in the car sir.”

“And I look outside, there weed on my yard, damn seller gave yard with weed.”

“In the car, sir.”

-biafra
bahanonu [at] alum.mit.edu

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