3 Quick Dialogues - 12.14.98|
In addition to working on starting a screenplay (a fairly daunting task for someone more inclined to
short stories), I've been really interested lately in word play between people. I find myself listening
closer to conversations (both ones that involve me and others that don't) and tried to then come up with
some quick interchanges and convert them into writing. I've found that it's a tricky subject. For this
batch, I wanted to keep the exchanges really short, but still manage to give the reader a fair amount of
information to constuct a situation with in their mind. At the same time, my main goal was to keep things fast
paced and invoke some kind of overall feeling in each one. All the conversations below are based on real ones
that I've had, but some of them have been expounded on more than others.
"No, I just got dragged here by a friend."
"Man, last weekend I got totally fucked-up here."
"Did you get fucked-down again then after that?"
"Well, it's the law of gravity, everything that goes up, must come down."
"Oh, I see, you're trying to be funny."
"Not really, I was actually hoping that in your drunken state, you would provide the humour."
"I'm not even drunk, I've only had like not many."
"OK, then start reciting the alphabet backwards."
"I can't even do that when I'm sober."
"Neither can I, but that still doesn't excuse the fact that you're drunk."
"Just shut the fuck up, OK?"
"I'm not sure if I know who "the fuck" is."
"Godamn you, quit taking everything I say so seriously."
"If I were taking you seriously, I would have shut up when you asked me."
"Well, if I only did one of them, then my head would always tilt from it being off-balance."
"It's just always something that I've wanted to do. I think that it looks good."
"Are you a faggot or something?"
"What the hell kind of question is that to ask a friend?"
"I don't know, I mean it just seems like you've went off to college and gotten all weird."
"I was just about to ask you the same thing."
"Well, I came in and saw that there was someone in your bed with you, so I decided to head out for awhile."
"Nothing was going on, we were just watching a movie."
"I looked at the floor and there were undergarmets everywhere."
"Undergarmets? What are you talking about?"