Weekend Writing Warriors 12/28/14 #8sunday

ustogethercoverIt’s the last Weekend Writing Warriors post of the year! Today I’m going to post one of the favorite parts from my short story “Of Gods and Floods,” which is included in my Us, Together collection. I know I’ve posted it before, but I like it so I’m going to share it again.

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“Ritchie,” Granddaddy would say to me every year, “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 paused, sucked on his teeth, then said, “Mother Nature floods us in Cairo, and you know why?”

Of course I knew why, but I didn’t want to ruin his story, so I said, “No, why?”

“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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Read the rest of the story in the collection, just $.99 at Amazon, then post a link to your eight sentences blog entry, or join the fun at the Weekend Writing Warriors website.

And make sure to get a copy of my latest short story, “Not My Thing,” free at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.


  1. Love the energy between them and the connection. Not sure I like granddaddy’s attitude, but I don’t have the background to this snippet.

  2. Grandaddy’s a colorful character. Nice exchange between the two of them. A fun snippet.

  3. I see why you like this one so much, ED. I like it all. The dialect, the chemistry, and the lightly skewed wisdom. :-)

    Happy New Year. Hope 2015 brings you happiness, love, and much success. :-)

  4. Grandaddy certainly has an interesting world view to share! Enjoyed the excerpt, he really has a distinct “voice”!

  5. I can see Grandad knows the women in my family. :D Love this dialogue. Happy New Year!

  6. Love that last line LOL <3 great snippet hope you have a great New year!!

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