Their First Fight?

A Dialogue Doodle

The scene: A park bench, late afternoon. A very young couple (she with a serious expression, he looking distressed) are deep in conversation and oblivious to a man (me) passing by.

He: What can I say? I don’t know how to respond when you—

She (interrupting): Look, rather than have you guessing about what I’m thinking, I’d rather be up front and honest and tell you straight out what I’m observing about your behavior.

He: What? What did I do that was so—

She (interrupting): You know what I’m talking about. You do it all the time. Constantly. Constantly.

He: Huh?

The above text is a recreation of a snippet of conversation overheard on the fly. I find it intriguing because it suggests what may have gone before and what may follow. This slice of time has been slightly edited and/or expanded and put in script form for (I hope) your reading pleasure. Copyright © 2008 Jim Sizemore.

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3 Responses to Their First Fight?

  1. I really like this blog.
    Conversations like this
    intrigue me.

  2. Jim says:

    Thanks for your generous comment, it’s especially nice to know that my blog can, at least on some occasions, appeal to young folks like yourself. Much, much appreciated.
    The Old Man

  3. jim cary says:

    Jim, I found your article on the Cross Street Market fire fascinating. Your first hand account made the event very vivid. Thanks, Jim.

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