This week’s six are from a short story I started writing after wandering through the Mississippi Delta (which is one of the most poverty-stricken parts of the country, partially because it’s so rural with no job opportunities). This story is about two families affected by flooding.
“Ritchie,” Granddaddy said to me, “who created the world?”
“God did, Granddaddy.”
“And who floods it?”
“Well, my teacher said it ain’t nobody’s fault, just the snow melting up in Minnesota with no other place to go.”
“Your teacher’s an idjit,” he said, then paused, sucked on his teeth. “Mother Nature floods us in Cairo, cuz no matter if’n it be a woman on Earth or a woman in Heaven, she gonna do what she can to make her man look a fool!”
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Great six. Really enjoyed them.
I especially enjoyed the last line of your six. Nice snippet.
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