Friday Fictioneers – Smoky Mountain Rain

Make sure to read Fool’s Gold, if at all possible. It’s a good story! Anyhow, on with the show!

 

copyright Erin Leary

Smoky Mountain Rain

“Chelsea, I don’t think I’m coming back.”

Chelsea Jacobs looked out over the gully in the early morning, as she talked to her brother in Taiwan

“But, what about Dad? He’s dying!”

“I return to the states, I lose what I’ve gained over here. I know Dad would say that I should continue to live my life, even after he’s gone.”

I can’t live without you here.”

“Then come with me, we can do great things together.”

“I don’t have the money!”

“Leave that rain behind, I’ll take care of it.”

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12 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Smoky Mountain Rain

  1. A good encapsulation of two people’s lives at a turning point. You have an interesting blog idea of combining music with fiction. Pretty nice. Whatever inspires.

    • Thank you very much! I think for me, it’s just a natural extension of what I grew up with. If you read the other stories, you may like what you see. 🙂

  2. Sometimes you must give up a fleeting event (although I know the death of a parent is not a fleeting event unless the parent grants forgiveness) to enjoy the bigger picture. Well done.

  3. Miles, Good story. I personally think the sister will choose to stay. She would feel guilty if she left her father when he’s dying. I’ve found people in the Smokies often get homesick when they leave and keep going back for visits even when they can’t find work there. I’m from a city where many came for jobs and I knew people like them. Realistic and well written. 🙂 —Susan

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