by Frode Øverli
— What are you watching?
— Breakfast TV!
by Børge Lund
— Wonder how Kjell’s doing. Perhaps I should call?
— On his “waterproof super mobile with
vuvuzela ring tone and a vibration alert
strong enough to start an earthquake.”
— Careful now… No sudden movements!
— I’ll call. Can’t hurt!
by Nils Axle Kanten
— JOG JOG
— My goodness. Ugh! What one won’t do!
— It’s beginning to be clear that getting in shape is pure pain!
— *Cough!* The reward is almost in sight…
— TOOT TOOOOT!
Han Ola og han Per
by Peter J. Rosendahl, with new translations by John Erik Stacy
— I don’t like it that Decorah Posten is running our portraits all the time.
— No, not me either. Let’s go down there and order them to stop it.
— Per, did you know that I haven’t seen Decorah since I went to Breckenridge School?
— Well sir, I have only been there once myself.
— The way they’ve kept this road is pretty rough.
— Yeah, you bet.
— What did he say, Ola?
— He said we lost our engine.
— I bet it fell out when we drove over that rock down Big Canoe Hill.
— I suspected that right away. We are bound to find it back.
This article originally appeared in the December 27, 2019, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.