Short story Friday: Homophones, by Henry Bladon

HOMOPHONES

By Henry Bladon

Misha suddenly said: “I don’t like homophones.”

I asked her why not.

“Because they’re dangerous,” she said.

“Do you mean ‘people who are anti-gay?'” I asked.

She laughed. “Oh, yeah. Wrong word.”

I agreed with her anyway.

Then I wondered weather she wished she had rather not said that allowed.

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Grate story, 50 words short, cleverly playing with words. Homophones are words that are pronounced the same but differ in meaning. For example: there, their and they’re, mail and male, right and write, sole and soul, dye and die, pair and pear.

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