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2. Still scary...
The assignment: Craft a piece of short fiction featuring the dialogue between two people arguing. Focus more on the spoken language and less on setting details. Think "Hills Like White Elephants" by Hemingway.
"I need you." It came out as a whisper. Like even my body knew it was a betrayal.
"Yep. Ineedyoutoo." A dismissal. A rush of words designed to shut me up. It is his favorite trick. Simply repeat the last thing he heard me say and, oh look at that, what a great conversation we're having.
"Did you hear me?"
"Yep. I heard you."
"Well, do you..."
"Look there's only 5 minutes left of the game. Can't we talk about this after it's over?" He's annoyed. I shouldn't have started this now. But his distance, his lack of concern, has flipped the switch and now I'm pissed.
"After the game there will be another 4 hours of the next game, then 2 hours of highlights, and another hour of random channel surfing. This is important! You can't just SAY you hear me...you have to actually listen!"
"Give me a break! Don't start your - I have a psych degree that was a total waste of money so I'm going to force my 'knowledge' on you and have some deep conversation about hearing versus listening - crap. It's all the same." His sing-song mocking does it. I actually see red. I want to cause him physical harm...my eyes unconsciously drift below his belt.
"Oh so now you're pissed and you're just going to walk away,' he yells, "that's really mature. Where the hell do you think you're going?"
"Away from you." I say, already across the room with keys in hand.
"Really? I thought you 'needed' me."
I am stunned. I am frozen in my place. I knew he could be an ass, I knew he could be thoughtless, but cruel? Never. At least not until now. The keys leave my hand as if they have a mind of their own. Headed directly for his unguarded man bits.
3. And last but not least...reading is yummy! Have a great weekend and if you're in this part of the world stay dry!