Write a story told entirely through text messages or emails.
Posted in Dialogue on Oct 26, 2022
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“Best Friends in Quarantine” by Allie Mae Sakry
“Ugh, quarantine sucks the worst of anything I’ve ever experienced.”“I know. At least we have technology to occupy us.”“Technology has become my worst enemy these past twenty days.”“We’ve only been in quarantine for seven days, Catie.”“I know that. Just feels like it’s been longer.” Jessica smiled to herself. Catie always had a flair for the dramatic side of things. She served as the true personification of comedic relief when it came to bleak situations. She real...
“Sparking something” by Marte Van Der Linden
To: firstname.lastname@example.orgFrom: email@example.comSubject: Your order is ready [nr: 45031]Hey Hermes,I finished the work. Pick-up details below.Best,Hephaestus---We have completed the work on your item, nr 45031. You may pick up your order from Monday 10 am. Please visit our website for information about opening times.***Hephaestus:HeyDid you take anything from my workshop earlier?
“Re: Dear John” by Dafni Ma
Liz Malory firstname.lastname@example.org Thu, 31 October at 12:35 a.m.To:email@example.comDear John,This is not a Dear John letter. In fact, it’s not a letter, it’s an email. I find it difficult to write with pen and paper nowadays. I also don’t live in the 16th<...
“Some Reasons” by Festus Airuedomwinya
"Life sucks. And I mean that. Life is a fucked up piece of an abattoir.""Hey! I agree that life is shit but abattoir? Come on.""Ok, well scratch that. We'll go with you. Life is a piece of shit.""No problem. I'm ok with the fact that I'm smarter.""Always the hypocrite. Asshole.""I've been called worse names than that, Nelly, so I'm thinking you could up your game.""I'll think of other names, Jeremy😊""You could even google it. Have you ever heard of Google? It's like a search engine...I'm pr...
“Confined to Texting” by Keri Dyck
MOMMom 24/03/20 3:47pmHey do you know what time you’ll be home?Mom 24/03/20 4:52pmSupper’s readyMom 24/03/20 5:23pmI just got the email from the hospital! How are you doing? Mom 24/03/30 7:26pmWhat, you don’t speak to your mother anymore?Mom 24/03/20 8:45pmGood nightKeri 25/03/20 10:05amHey Mom, sorry I missed your texts. I couldn’t have my phone while they did the testing
“Pen Pals” by Libby Carter
Email Correspondence between Richard Lawrence and Willa Reed:From: R. Lawrence To: W. ReedTime: 4:47pm EDT, March 11th, 2019Dear W. Reed,Good evening. How are you? I thought I’d share a little about myself. My name is Richard Lawrence. I am sixteen years old and attend Hall High School for the Academically Gifted. As part of my English project, I must maintain close correspondence between a peer chosen by my teacher at another school for the next six weeks. I look forward to ...
“Subtext” by Jane Andrews
Fri 10 Jan, 13:06Hi Gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing you tonight. J xxxWho is this?Stop messing around! No, seriously. Your number’s just coming up as Unknown.Fran?Kate. And you are?OMG – I’m so sorry. I must have mistyped my girlfriend’s number.You mean she’s not saved in your contacts?I’ve got her number saved on my phone, but I left it at home so I borrowed someone else’s to text her. I thought I remembered the ...
“Escape ” by George Georgerfrost@gmail.com
The following text messages were recovered from a person working in a biological research laboratory in the Center for Disease Control to Mindy Walton, a tenth grader from Window Rock High School. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is still investigating this top secret correspondence. Please do not post the following on any sort of social media outlet as these facts still have not been ascertained or authenticated by investigators still working this incident. The t...
“The Satellites Knew You Didn't Love Me Before I Did” by Emily Sperber
10:37 a.mY: I think we should pretend we’recoworkers while we’re quarantined.We’ll have our own offices and we’llcommunicate only through text.I think it’ll keep us sane and won’tmake us hate each other by the end of this.M: Babe, I’m in the next room.I can hear you typing.Y: Exactly. We’re coworkers now,just until the virus goes away.M: I do have a lot of work to do.Y: Perfect! ...
“Scary Valentine's day text message prank ” by Tyra Johnson
short setting- This story is set in California in the middle of the night on Valentines night.Hannah is at home alone, in her bedroom waiting on her husband to come home to spend Valentine's together.Tick and Tock, around and around the hands of the clock move.Ping! , Ping!, the phone of Hannah sounded as text messages came in from a stranger and restricted number.Unknown- ("Hello Hannah.")Hannah-("Yes, this is Hannah and who is this?)Unknown-("This is your stalker, I been watching you for years n...
“Two Sides of a Story...or Three (Text Messages)” by Solstice Poon
Alex: "Hey, how's life?"Diane: "Fine."Alex: "Rlly?"Diane: "Fine. No. It's not fine."Alex: "Lol. How come?"Diane: "Because it's boring. I'm home all day. I'm starting to get sick of my family..."Alex: "You okay there?"Diane: "Haha, very funny. I think the real question is, "Have I ever been okay?""Alex: "Lol. What have u been doing lately?"Diane: "Nothing. I'm bored to death. Actually."Alex: "Srsly? U have gotta be kidding me. No way ur bored. Ur never bored!"Dian...
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