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Uncle's Advice, pt. 2

Published by DARREL | Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:12 AM


100-words


Part 1
So what da buggah said?
Coach said, “Can try again if I like.”
You see. Can.
No use. No can. I no can.
Remembah da book, you used to like? Da small choo-choo train pull da whole line of cars up da hill. All da big trains tell “No use.” Or “No can.” Or “No like.” Da small train da only one try um. He tell himself, “I tink no can, I tink no can…”
Ha, ha! Uncle, da train went tell himself, “I think I can. I think I can…”
Yeah, yeah. You get um. Can! “I tink no can. I tink no can…”

Part 2
Before time, I used to play basketball.
Not!
Wit da Triple H boys.
What Triple H means, Uncle?
Hot, Hung, and Horny! Nah, nah, nah. Hung Huk Hui, Chinese Youth team.
All da other teams call us Triple Too: too slow, too short, too Chinese.
Ho, da mean!
Was true: we was short, slow, and Chinese. But mostly we was junk. But you know what? We show up for every game. Nobody hog da ball. Errybody play. Every game we hear teasing: “too, too, too.” But only make me tink of da litto train: choo, choo, choo. Tink you can?



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