Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: “Da Truth” #amwriting #flashfiction

Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting FFftAW.

Credit: @any1mark66

“Why do ya drive out here all da time, Jaron?”

“Ta clear me head. Especially after it rains, I love de scent of de damp earth and when dat rainbow appears I feel rapt. The storms out here are terrible. But der is truly a calm after da storm when a rainbow ‘appens.”

Dave scratched his beard. “I always wondered why such a lovely event occurred. Da scientific expla’tion of refracted light or someden’ like dat, never feels to me like I’m gettin’ da full deal.”

Jaron laughed. “You neva heard da story of Noah, mister well-read.”

“Yeah, a long time ago. Da rainbow was a promise ta never destroy da earth again by flood. But I always thought, there are worse ways ta go dan by drowning.” Dave shook his head and sighed.

“What were ya thinkin’? Fire, volcanoes, earth quakes or worse?”

Dave shrugged. “I prefer nat ta think about it. Besides we’re nat talking about a rainbow anymore jus’ da end of ta earth. Revelations, I think.”

Jaron pulled out a cool six pack from the trunk of his car. He tossed a can to Dave. “I think right now I jast prefer ta look at dat rainbow and focus on hope. Whatever comes will come but better dat I don’t know about it or dat I’m already dead.”

“Dat’s da truth there, Jaron.”

©Mandbelle16. (2018) All Rights Reserved.


20 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: “Da Truth” #amwriting #flashfiction

  1. eurobrat January 17, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    Very nice piece. I agree, we need to be looking for that rainbow of hope right now!

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  2. any1mark January 17, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    Rainbows always give hope. No explanations seemed to apply but beer always help

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  3. Priceless Joy January 18, 2018 / 8:49 am

    Hahahaha! I love the story and the jargon! LOL! Beer makes everything better! Great story, Mandi!

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 January 18, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      Thanks Ian. I was going for an accent but maybe they just sounded like through had to many beers 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Ellespeth January 21, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    Happy hour – rural, innocent and hopeful.
    A well written dialect.

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    • mandibelle16 January 21, 2018 / 11:39 pm

      Yep, you bet. Glad the dialect worked for you 🙂 Thanks Ellespeth 🙂


  5. michael1148humphris January 22, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    All credit to you Mandi, I wish that I could write dialect.

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    • mandibelle16 January 22, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      I think u can, just write How you think someone sounds. Almost like onamatopeias (sound words like zoom) but instead what people are saying. Google translator is really helpful too for other languages 🙂 Have a great Tuesday!

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    • mandibelle16 January 23, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Thanks Jacqueline. He’s very ‘easy does it’!


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