Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Post 1451. Wednesday February 15

Friday Fictioneers


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.

I hear they’re going on Britain's got Talent next season.






For Friday Fictioneers which is hosted by Rochelle. The photo is supplied by Liz Young. I've imagined the head in happier times!


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28 comments:

  1. Sinister, definitely something about Ventriloquist's dummies that can be spooky. Is the photo the aftermath for Bert, or for Vic?! nice one Keith

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    1. I'd like to think they became one! Cheeers Iain

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  2. Dear Keith,

    There've been a couple of Twilight Zones like this. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/02/15/17-february-2017/

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    1. I had a feeling there would be which I why I went for a touch oh humour! Thanks Rochelle

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  3. That was not creepy at all! :) Nicely done.

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    1. I cerainly didn't intend it to be! Thanks Loré

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  4. I've always found dummies really creepy. This has not helped :-) Apart from Orville, of course, he's cute!

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    1. 'I wish I could fly way up to the sky but I can't'

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  5. I've always been averse to vetriloquist's dummies. Those and clowns. Ugh.

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    1. ...I've always dreaded the thought of having my hand up a dummy's back-side! Ugh! Thanks Liz

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  6. This does not help those with trust issues when it comes to clowns and dummies!

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    1. Never trust a dummy I say! Cheers Dale

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    1. Haha! Spooking folk was never my intention! Thanks Dawn

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  8. I'm rather slow maybe. I saw nothing sinister---just thought you were being funny.

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    1. Not slow at all! I was indeed attempting to raise a smile or two. I saw nothing sinister either. Thanks Swallow

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  9. Hi Keith - certainly could be sinister ... but what a change as to who 'rules' ... fun story line ... I'm not that keen on ventriloquists or their dummies - but they are very clever ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Until I read these comments I didn't realise dummies sometimes have the clown effect on people. I love them. Remember Archie Andrews on the radio many years ago?

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  10. bert is no dummy after all. :)

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    1. Glad you liked it Alistair. Thank you.

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  12. Ha.. I think that this could really happened... even dolls have feelings...

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  13. At least it won't be called Gritain's got talent :)

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    1. Why didn't I think of that?!!! Nice one.

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  14. Haha this was really funny - made me laugh out loud. Great piece!

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