Post 1451. Wednesday February 15
He was a ‘gottle of geer’ type of ventriloquist. Vic-the-Vent would stand on the corner entertaining passers-by. They were more amused by his ineptitude than his jokes. I felt sorry for his dummy. Its name was Bert.
‘How are you today Gert?’ Vic once asked. That got a laugh!
‘I’ve been better’ said Bert.
His audience gasped in disbelief.
Don’t you mean you’ve ‘geen getter?’ shouted someone.
Bert's head spun round and his bulging eyes stared at the heckler. ’I've had enough of being mocked. I’m in charge now’ he yelled.
Nowadays, Bert speaks and Vic moves his mouth.
For Friday Fictioneers which is hosted by Rochelle. The photo is supplied by Liz Young. I've imagined the head in happier times!