Friday Fictioneers – Time Don’t Run Out On Me

(I’ve been on a random music kick! I hope you all enjoy a blast from MY past!)


© Kent Bonham

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?”


35 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Time Don’t Run Out On Me

  1. Dear Mies,

    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.



  2. 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.
    xx Rowena

    • 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!

    • 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!

  3. 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.

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