MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

Comments: 6
Article views: 2
Latest Badges:

View all Tyronehster's badges.


18 February 2013, 20:37

It wus still as cold as a witche’s teat down in the holler, an’ Abner an’ Buford had to git outa th’ house where that writer feller run way fum, ‘cause other people wus movin’ in.

Nice fireplace, with a chimbley an’ all, and warm as a possum’s belly. They wus awalkin’an’ amutterin’ to theirselves, when Buford said. ‘Abner, kin I ask y’all sumpin?’

Well’ Abner, he wus mighty pleased t’ hear that. Buford bin’ lordin’ it over him since he done tol’ him about th’ cabin up in th’ gap. ‘Shore thing, Buford. Whut y’all wanna know?’

‘What in tarnation is a UFO?’

Abner hooked his thumbs in his braces an’ said, ‘Well Buford, whut it is, is flyin saucers?’

‘My maw’s always throwin’ saucers at my paw, and they neve done called them UFOs!’said Buford, shore his laig wus bein’ pulled.

Abner looked at him, squinchin’ up his eyes. ‘Y’know, Buford, sometimes I thank ya do it apurpose.’

Buford looked at him, all confused like. ‘Do whut a'purpose?’

‘Pertend like you don’ know stuff.’

‘I ain’t pertendin’ nuthin, Abner! I cain’t thank why you cain’t jes call a saucer a saucer, ‘stead of givin’ it a fancy name!’ he protested.

Abner gestured to a rock, all nice an’ sunny. ‘Let’s set awhile over there; I’ll ‘splain it t’ you.’

They pulled theirselves up on that there rock, an’ it wus real cosy like, with them big ol’ sunbeams fallin’ on them an’ warmin’ their bones.

‘Y’see, Buford, this is how she goes. They's aliens whut lives on other planets, an’ ever now an’ then they like to come here t’ earth t’ abduct people and give some people one up th’ ol’poopshute.’

Well, I tol’ you Buford had big eyes. They wus bigger’n saucers now. ‘Yore shorely joshin’ me, Abner, I ain’t never heard anything like that in all my born days!’

‘Ya thank so? Go ask Bobby an’ he’ll tell you. His wife wus abducted, and she wus gone two whole years in alien time, but on’y one night in earth time, an’ that there alien done give her a baby, and y’ kin see it’s alien, cus it’s got a brown skin an’ orange hair.’ He leaned closer t’ Buford. ‘Y’see whut I mean?’

‘But why ain’t nobuddy seen ‘em?’ asked Buford.

‘Whut in tarnation y’talkin’ about? Plenty people seed ‘em! But I tell you whut.’ Buford leaned closer. ‘Th’ guvmint don’ want nobuddy t’ know. They keepin’ it a big ol’ secret.’

Buford shooken his haid.’ Why in tarnation they gonna do that?’

‘Cus they got this place, Area 51, where they done captured a alien flyin’ saucer, an’ they ain’t tellin’ nobuddy, cause they wanna make weapons fum that there flyin’ saucer.’

Buford shook his haid. ‘I really thunk you wus joshin’ me, Abner, I really did!’

‘Nope, Buford, I wouldn’ wanna do that. Whut if one a them aliens landed here an’ wunted t’ abduct me? I need t’ know that I a’ways got a witness f’r a time like that!’

‘Y’shore would need witnesses f’r a time like that, Abner, you shore would. But why d’ they call them UFOs?’

Abner frowned a mite, an’ then said. ‘I thank it’s th’ soun’ when they go over, like oooffffooo!’

Buford nodded. ‘Y’shore are smart Abner, y’shore are smart!’

Abner nodded t’hisself. Yup, that book larnin’ shore wusn’t no waste of time!

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
The Uselessness of White Guilt

The idea, white guilt, comes from an American, Peggy McIntosh, and was used to explain the supposedly ‘privileged’ position of whites in America. Read more...

0 comments 51 views
Submitted by
Robert Mwanza
Self-actualization in poverty

Could self-actualization be achieved within poverty?

0 comments 38 views
Submitted by
Judith Mellet
Blatant racism or culture clash -...

Blatant racism or culture clash… or perhaps merely rude intolerance? Read more...

0 comments 259 views
Submitted by
The Problem With Munghana Lonene ...

South Africa is very known for its ability to advance its indigenous languages, thus ensuring that no ethnic group is isolated. Read more...

0 comments 965 views
Submitted by
Kdoggy dog
Malema : Future leader of destruc...

When Juju spoke against Nelson Mandela about the way that he sold out the "revolution", the nation was disgusted. Read more...

0 comments 1395 views
Submitted by
Eric de Castro
Cleaning up the hood

In order to get things done in this godforsaken country of ours, you sometimes have to break the law. Read more...

0 comments 133 views


E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2015 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.