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The Eternal Price of Liberty

A Conversation (Among Strangers on a Bus) Voice One: “He shared secrets with the Russians!” Voice Two: “Maybe he was trying to be frank.” Voice One: “Or he’s a traitor in bed with Putin!” *** Voice Three: “Over there is a statue of Lafayette.” Voice Four: “He believed in the cause of liberty.” *** Voice Two: “Radical factions ordered his arrest.” Voice One: “If I’m considered a radical, so be it. They should arrest Trump!”…

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A Conversation – Don’t Count on My Suicide After Your Murder

“Police are finding a lot of bodies lately.” “Plenty of murder-suicides stacking up.” “It says here he called 9-1-1 before the suicide.” “Wanted police to find her body.” “Murder is one thing, but suicide will send you to hell. He just should have murdered her.” “Just so you know, if I murder you I’m not going to kill myself.” “So no suicide pact?” “If I murder you, it’s because you needed it.” “You’ll feel no remorse?” “Wandering…

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Think About This

A Conversation “Now think about this.” “The pattern continues on in a spiral pattern and …” “Think about this.” “never ends until the entire shell is just a …” “Think about this.” “series of patterns that make up the whole.” “Think about this. If you start with a square and add a equal square you will form a new rectangle. And if you continue adding squares to match the length of the longer side of the rectangle,…

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Blood on the Sidewalk

A Conversation “There’s blood on the sidewalk.” “A homeless guy got beat up.” “Shouldn’t that be washed off?” “Probably.” “Do we have anyone who cleans it up?” “He comes on Fridays.” “It’s been there two weeks.” “He must have taken the week off.” “It should be cleaned up. Should we call him?” “I was on vacation last week.” “But it looks bad.” “I can’t be here for everything.” “Listen, are we going to have to have…

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The Cure for Back Pain

A Conversation “I’m just going to take a quick walk to stretch my back.” “Does your chair tighten you up too?” “Something awful.” “I heard a rumor we might get new chairs.” “I heard it too.” “Either they give us new chairs or they supply us with an unlimited supply of Ibuprofen.” “Honestly, either option couldn’t hurt.” Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment? Other Writings You May Like Pantser Plotter Finding the Character’s Pain A…

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Best Sex Ever

A Conversation “He asked me to dance for him.” “Seductive and sexy?” “Not really.” “I don’t follow.” “He found a picture of me tapping when I was eight.” “A little soft shoe.” “I felt silly, but I went into my old routine.” “You danced up a storm?” “Until I tripped over my shoelace.” “Broke a leg!” “Landed in his lap laughing.” “An awkward performance.” “We just looked at each other until he suddenly kissed me.”…

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Frankly, My Dear, I Don’t Give a Damn

A Conversation “Frankly, My Dear, I Don’t Give a Damn.” “That seems like an odd thing to say to a woman” “He’s frustrated and done.” “I guess. But it still seems harsh.” “She’s gone too far with the poking and running. He’s had it.” “He certainly seems like a bear.” “I think he still loves her.” “Well, he sure has a strange way of showing it.” “Maybe she just needs to bring him a Mint…

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What Do I Need to Do to Get Some Respect?

A Conversation “I just don’t feel motivated or respected.” “You hate your job?” “Just the people. Nobody sees my contribution.” “So you’re looking for a reward?” “I would like to be respected and given a little credit.” “For showing up?” “For making this place work despite the lack of respect.” “You received a paycheck this week?” “Yes.” “I think they must like you.” Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment? Other Writings You May Like March…

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The Endocrine System

  A Conversation “Are you drinking enough water?” “I think so.” “It’s getting hotter and you need to be hydrated.” “I went to the bathroom three times tonight.” “You’re diabetic. That’s a sure sign.” “I don’t suppose four glasses of water had anything to do with it.” Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment? Other Writings You May Like What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate March 7, 2017 Scribble What Do I Need to…

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And the Winner Is …

A Conversation “That’s quite a few trophies.” “Everyone gets one. The mundane, the superior, the evil bastards, and the luckless. Give me your worthy and I’ll honor them.” “Sounds kind of insignificant.” “Everyone deserves a medal.” “Shouldn’t we just point out the earth-shattering?” “No. That would only encourage big thoughts. We only want trivial thoughts and more trophies.” “More trophies?” “Got to keep the trophy makers in business. The more trophies, the more jobs. “ Thanks…

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