by Nils Axle Kanten
— Score! This girl is actually interesting to talk to, and intelligent like me! Rare!
— This is just like talking with a buddy! I’m in love!
— Nnghhh! Phew! Almost there! Hold on, I’m just going to flush.
— Or not…
Han Ola og han Per
by Peter J. Rosendahl, with new translations by John Erik Stacy
— Can you please come home with me, Ola. I have a sick horse.
— It’ won’t take but a minute to cure him. All you have to do is hit him in front of the skull.
— “Hit him in front of the skull”—what kind of idea is that?
— I’ll show you soon.
— Take the sledge now, Per, and hit the plank, and that will jar him and perk up his nerves.
— Oh, no way…
— That’s right.
This article originally appeared in the October 18, 2019, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.