Just Like The Last Time

Reads: 21  | Likes: 0  | Shelves: 0  | Comments: 0

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite

Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A very short conversation between two men on a foggy morning.

"Ah, Mr. Rabble! And how are you on this foggy Friday morning?"

 

"Well, Mr. Dribble, I could say Fair-to-middle-in, but with the world in such a state of foreseeable doom, I must say that I am in a darker state than this fog has brought. So I'll just leave it at that."

 

"Too true," Mr. Rabble, "too true I'm afraid. But to not see the flower that blooms on such a day as this, that is to be in denial of a blessing."

 

"Mr. Dribble, a blessing? --- I would hardly think the blooming of a flower, even on a foggy day like today, would be something to find wondrous."

 

"Ah, but Mr. Rabble, one takes what one can get, and in any kind of weather I might add.

Let me die with my boots on and a thing of beauty in the sight of my eyes. That's what I always say!"

 

"Fine words for the likes of an optimist, Mr. Dribble. But the eyes of a Realist finds only truth in the tragedy that resides around them. Like the fact that you'll not find a flower blooming on any foggy day. And that is the fact of the matter!"

 

"Oh, but I shall, Mr. Rabble! Someday I shall see one and when I do I shall look at it with wonder! And if time permits, I shall race home and fetch my camera. I shall capture it in the morning fog, I shall make a print of it, a large one to be exact, and I shall hang it in my home."

 

"Yes, and then the end will come and no-one will be left to look at it, even if the wall still stands and the photo is still hanging, Mr. Dribble. There will be nothing left, --- nothing!"

 

"But Mr. Rabble, there is always something left.

Some worms, here, some birds, there, even some spiders, perhaps. And maybe there will be a man and a woman, somewhere. Then it will all start again, just like the last time."

 

 

JE Falcon

10-23-2020


Submitted: October 24, 2020

© Copyright 2020 JE Falcon. All rights reserved.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite

Add Your Comments:

More Flash Fiction Short Stories

Other Content by JE Falcon

Poem / Humor

Poem / Poetry

Poem / Poetry