Saturday, January 12, 2013

Incompletely Complete

"I don't want you to go."

"I don't want to go but it's time."

"What will I do without you?"

"You'll figure it out."

"Will I see you again?"

"Maybe."



No context.  Just a conversation born of my imagination and left for you to decide the particulars. 

I was reheating a slice of pizza when this conversation started in my head.  I had a very particular scene in mind when it started.  But, as I impatiently waited for the microwave to finish its countdown, it occurred to me that the conversation could fit pretty well in an entirely different scene. 

My original plan was to write two different scenes using a variation of the dialog above.  I had worked out the stories and started to write them.  As I typed the first line, I changed my mind. 

Maybe one day I will write two completely different stories with the exact same dialog.  For now, I like how many stories my mind is coming up with for these few lines.  

Your version of this story is yours to finish as you please. I hope you enjoy it.

10 comments:

  1. That sounds like an excellent idea, two different stories with the same dialogue. (sorry, gotta add the 'U' to dialogue being a Brit an all)

    It's when I'm doing the most mundane things, that I have my stroke of literary genius. Now if only I could translate that onto a page. :)

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    1. Some of my favorite thoughts never make it to print because I just can't get the wording right to express the feeling. It's frustrating as hell.

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  2. I love your idea of using the dialog in two different plots and who knows what will develop as you allow your brain to sit on it for a bit.

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    1. I am once again working odd hours at work. I want to give this a solid attempt but it's going to have to wait until I have time. My mind doesn't work so well when my sleep is screwy.

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  3. This would make an excellent writing assignment for a class! I can only begin to guess how each person would take that dialog and create a story from their own creativity and experience and how varied they would be. Isn't it amazing how something a simple as a converation could actually mean many different things! Fun post, Monkey! Now I want to see a couple examples of how you would use it! :-)

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    1. It's something I am planning on trying when I'm back to a normal schedule.

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  4. I just thought about how often we see "photo prompts" in Blogville, where a group of people weave a story for the picture. I think the concept of weaving a story based on a bit of dialog like this would be very fun indeed!

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    1. I haven't seen one of those photo prompts in a long time. Perhaps the next time I am having trouble saying something I will find a random picture and see what I can do with it.

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  5. Damn Monkey, I take Klonopin and I'm suppose to be able to do two dialogues? I barely get one out before my mind is on to something else.

    By the way Lily, can we please school all bloggers about the proper British spelling for colour too? People keep telling me I'm spelling it wrong.

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    1. First, it's great to see you around again.

      That out of the way, there is no u in color. Sheesh.

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