Flash Fiction

August Occasion
Credit: Amos Yawson Ankorah

“On this august occasion, …” He paused and smiled. He then took the script to continue his speech, but the laughter he had suppressed couldn’t stay any longer in his chest. He burst into laughter. For a few minutes, the auditorium was chaotic. He finally broke the silence.

“I apologise for my misconduct. This speech, and the mention of august occasion brought back to mind some unforgettable experiences. Exactly eight years ago, in August, I went for a gathering. During the speech, the chairperson mentioned ‘august occasion’ which was the first time I heard that phrase. I thought he used it because the gathering was held in August.”

The audience began to giggle among themselves. After a long pause, he continued his speech. “Two years later on February 21, 1998, I was preparing for a speech and I added the phrase ‘february occasion’ in my speech delivery. You can imagine the commotion I caused that day.”

The whole auditorium became chaotic than it was. “Today, in this same month of February, I know it is not a february occasion; this occasion is simply august.”

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  1. sodwingodwin says:

    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Very Funny! I remember an experience just like that also.

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚…. really? What happened?

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  2. sodwingodwin says:

    I recall in High School we were asked to write an essay on Speech and Price Giving day, we had a sample to refer from given to us and of course there was ‘….on this august occasion’ phrase in the sample. The whole class refined and wrote their essays following the sample’s format & also maintaining ‘.. on this august occasion’ phrase except for one guy. It was time to present what we had written down in front of the whole class
    As we read aloud in front of the class what appeared on our sheets of paper. It finally got to his turn. He started his reading with addressing and welcoming the chairman, guests, staff then ladies and gentlemen… then followed ” I am very honored to present to you on this July occasion…..”. Hahaha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Our English teacher himself could not dare to hold the laughter within him. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. And for the fact I did not know by then that it was wrong. 🀣🀣

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    1. Oh really……πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  3. Cameron. says:

    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚β€¦ February occasion indeed

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…..

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    2. Obiba J.k says:

      🌻🌹

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  4. Abena says:

    This is very funny πŸ˜‚

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  5. Joseph Wilson says:

    Short but awesome 😘

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    1. Thanks 😘

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  6. adams2020 says:

    That’s still got me laughingπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. Make sure u don’t choke πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  7. Dee says:

    Well, on this pandemic occasion I will this piece is short and nice.

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  8. Dee says:

    Well, on this pandemic occasion I will say this piece is short and nice.

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚….thank you thank you, may this pandemic occasion pass due to this august occasion 😁

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  9. Lyn says:

    🀣🀣hehehehe🀣🀣

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  10. Obiba J.k says:

    🌻🌹

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