(I’ve been on a random music kick! I hope you all enjoy a blast from MY past!)
You And Me (Now And Forever)
by Miles H. Rost
“Sheila, this is just strange.”
“What’s so strange about it, Gil?”
“I’m so used to seeing flat everywhere. Trees were…non-existant where we were.”
“Aren’t you glad I got this job at the hospital in Haifa, then?”
“I am. It’s just going to be a long adjustment from flatness everywhere.”
“We’re not far from the beach. We can see flatness there.”
“Ha ha. Funny.”
“I’m serious. If you’re worried about home, we can find flat over here.”
“At least we have each other. That’s the most important thing of all.”
“At least we’re not in Kansas anymore, right?”
They’re definitely not in Kansas anymore, Toto. At any rate, I can say from experience that the beach should more than make up for the hills and rocks in Israel. Good one.
Not that they’re complaining about the hills or anything! Thanks, Rochelle!
Never read a flash fiction that was pure dialogue before. Thank you. It’s very instant.
I like doing that. It captures a part of writing that rarely gets explored.
Loved this all dialogue flash. Excellent story too.
Thanks, Neel! Glad you like it!
Love it. The dialogue tells the tale so very well.
Glad it does! Thanks for the compliment and the visit!
Great use of dialogue here. You really conveyed that tension between the desire for home and the familar versus the excitement and difference of living in another country. Well done.
Less about desire for home and more about how home was…flat. Thanks for stopping by! ^_^
I loved your blast from the past 🙂
Thank you! I don’t know why I picked Anne Murray of all people, but it seemed to work. Thanks for the stop-by!
Good story – although, I have eight trees in my hilly yard in Kansas.
Which part of Kansas?
Love the way you’ve written this, Different, delightful.
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I’ve driven across Kansas. I’m not a big fan of flat. Give me the hill country any day. Nice use of the prompt, Miles.
There’s a reason my family, when we went on vacation to Montana, would leave in the afternoon. We would hit Fargo, North Dakota as the sun set, and we wouldn’t have to see the flatness of the great plains. Thanks for the stop-by!
Change is good 😉
Depending on what is changing. Thanks for stopping by!
We moved from mountains to green rolling hills – change is okay once you adjust.
Personally, I like the beach. But that’s probably because my family’s heritage is that of the water and travel. Descending from vikings kinda does that to a person. Thanks for stopping by!
the flow of your dialogues are the highlight of the post. I prefer the hills.
I do love hills. As long as there’s ocean next to them. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Well done. The dialogue flows nicely and they have each other, which is what’s ultimately important.
My parents grew up on a wide plain and even though they found the hills of their later home pretty, they missed the plain all their lives. Things we don’t have any more all of a sudden have this huge value. Great dialogue, I love it.
Oh I know that feeling. After healing from trauma when I went to Australia, I now miss it. Thanks for stopping by!
I have to say I don’t really understand this. Obviously a move to Haifa from Kansas, but where does flat come into it?
I’m trying, I’m trying. Maybe Kansas is flat, H ain’t?
Kansas is flat. Haifa has some hills. 🙂
I think I’d find flat very boring, but I guess it could be quite a shock to be suddenly somewhere all hilly after living a lifetime in Kansas!
Thanks, Etienne! I don’t know why, but I love writing dialogue.
I hope they actually enjoy it! Great story
We all hope they do! Thanks for stopping by, Laurie!