#Scotstober Day 3 #Nicht

Today’s word is nicht. It means night. I was a wee bit short of time today and ended up stealing from Running The Asset‘s first draft. Anyway, here’s my response to the prompt:

“Five meenits intae the op an she ort the script. She’s nae got ony upbring tae dae whit she did the nicht. Gin ye hidnea makit thit ca, A’m gey sicker we’d be harlin hir oot the Mediterranean.” Ward shakit heez heid.

Adam didnae hae time fur is. “She did whit hid tae be duin.”

“Thit’s whit A’m feart o. Let time thit didnae pan oot tae weel fur ye.”

Adam’s chaft tichtent.

“Dinnae bither wae the coongerin luik, ye ken A’m richt.” He smirked, “An ye ken fine weel, A’ll boot yer erse fur ye.”

“Ay, richt sae ye wull.” 

And now in English.

“Five minutes into the op and she ditched the script. She’s got no training to do what she did tonight. If you hadn’t made that call, I’m pretty sure we’d be fishing her out of the Mediterranean.” Ward shook his head.

Adam didn’t have time for this. “She did what had to be done.”

“That’s what I’m worried about. Last time that didn’t pan out too well for you.”

Adam’s jaw clenched.

“Don’t bother with the intimidation look, you know I’m right.” He smiled,“And you know well enough that I’ll kick your arse.”

“Yes, sure you can.”

Author: Susan T. Braithwaite

Royal Navy veteran from Scotland. My journey into writing started with a screenwriting certificate program at UCLA Ext. Since then, I've worked as a freelance content writer, erotica author, proofreader, professional beta reader, and content editor. I'm now working hard on my dream writing career: romantic suspense author. When I'm not writing, I can be found drinking too much coffee, obsessing over yarn, and planning world domination with my husband,, and our squirrel army.​

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  3. Chris Hall says:

    Ah now, I remember a wee bit of appropriate lingo: “braw, bricht, muinlicht nicht” – not sure where I dredged that up from 😉

    1. I think I remember the story of some Hollywood actor from the 50s(?) saying he’d get Scots to say “It’s a braw, bricht, moonlicht nicht the nicht” to prove they were real Scots. 🙄

      1. Chris Hall says:

        Sounds like the kind of thing my ex-boss would do, a passionate Scotsman from Harris, or prove you had a liking for a good single malt (I do).

      2. This was an American actor, I don’t have a clue why he thought he had any skin in the game. People are weird. I like the new method of proving you’re a Scot. Do you live here and want to be Scottish? If so, you are. Nice and simple.
        Hmm. Did he provide the whisky? 😁

      3. Chris Hall says:

        The whisky was ‘on expenses’ – those were the days! 😉🥃

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