Flash Fiction · How to be British

Choc

Sunday, February 18, 2018. Daily Brit Wit. Choc:  Noun, informal (pl. chocs) A chocolate. You know when you love characters so much you can't quite let them go? Well, that is how I feel about the Fortnight characters of Anthony and Zoey. This is a follow up to last month's Cling film.    "Zoey's look of exasperation is obvious to… Continue reading Choc

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Nowt

Sunday, February 11, 2018. Daily Brit Wit. Nowt:  Pronoun and adverb, Northern English Nothing.   "My darling, take my hand and dance with me round our living room floor turned makeshift ballroom trust me and watch as magic encapsulates our home.   Across the edges the place ignites flames are dancing keeping in tempo to us,… Continue reading Nowt

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Pissed

Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Daily Brit Wit. Pissed:  Adjective, vulgar slang, British (also "pissed up") Drunk.   "You come home late again and I'm unsurprised if disappointed tucked in bed alone waiting waiting waiting for the day you give up the whisky. I worry the day you trade-in booze for tea you'll upgrade me, too. Perhaps that… Continue reading Pissed

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Fug

Thursday, January 18, 2018. Daily Brit Wit. Fug:  Noun, in singular, British informal  A warm, stuffy, or smoky atmosphere in a room.   "It was make-believe, wasn't it? Because magic doesn't exist not when you're me-- invisible-- like see-through glitter though not as delicate or shimmering. You stood before me and I knew tucked away inside the… Continue reading Fug