Write a story told exclusively through dialogue.
Posted in Dialogue on Oct 26, 2022
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“Cut!” by ℂ𝕒𝕣𝕠𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕒 𝕊𝕙𝕒𝕨 🏳️🌈 (inactive For The Summer)
“Hey, just relax. It’s okay. You’re doing great. I’ve got you.” “Don’t let me fall- you can’t let me fall!” “I won’t let you fall, all right? Ow, your fingers...Stop looking down! Everything's fine, just hold on to me.” “It’s s-s-s-so f-f-far down.” “It’s gonna be okay! Do you trust me not to let you fall?” “Yes...Ah! I’m slipping! Lucas!” “You’re not slipping, it’s alright. We’r...
“Herald Town News—12:00 Briefing” by Meggy House
“Hello there, sir. Would you mind telling me what you are doing at this here Quick-Market?” “Buying groceries, sir. My wife wants to make a tomato soup and she ran out of bread. She wanted me to get her a loaf. Sourdough, I think, for a toastie-“ “Good to know, sir. And would you mind giving your name?” &nbsp...
“Tell Me More” by 𝚋𝚕𝚞𝚎 𝚐𝚊𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚝💙
“Why is the sky blue?” “I’m not sure Annabeth.” “Salem, you must know why the sky is blue.” “I told you Annabeth I don’t know.” “Well, do you know why I’m here?” “You know why you’re here Annabeth now stop asking these silly questions.” “Can you please just tell me again?” “Do you not remember?” “No, not really so can you tell me”. “Well, Anna your parents ha...
“You Grow, Girl” by Joshua G. J. Insole
“What on Earth is that?”“It’s a Garden, Georgina. I know we’re both getting on a bit — a bit long in the tooth — but it’s still early days for senile dementia, don’t you think?”“Oh, don’t be snarky!”“You know, grass, shrubs. A hedge. Flowers. Maybe even a tree. Lawn chairs, soil. A parasol. A little table, a tray of ice tea. Maybe a glass of gin and tonic for you, you old flirt. A garden.”“I know what a garden is, you old bat! I meant that. Phyllis, ...
“Escape” by Aman Fatima
“Mother! What do you mean by I have to marry into that family” Alicia yelled at her mother. “Just like I said darling. We need you to marry into the Harrison family so that your father and brother can expand business through the Harrison estate” Alicia’s mother replied to her as calmly as possible. Alicia tried to defy her mother by throwing around anything she could get her hands on. Alicia’s mother walks ...
“Stand on the Right, Walk on the Left” by B.T Beauregard
"How many fingers am I holding up, bud? Hey, bud, can you hear me? Wake up.""Hmm?""There he is. I told you he was breathing, keep the crowd back, will you Chris?""Yes sir.""How many fingers am I holding up?""What?""How many fingers am I holding up?""Well, shit, I- seven?""Close. Again now.""Four. Ah fuck, my head...""Nope. Only one.""One? Well,...
“The Mantra” by Gip Roberts
It falls. It seeps. It gathers. They Grow.Druwa. Filtris. Occue. Amasee...***"I await. The darkness is my blanket and my shield. The dampness is my friend. You are my teacher, and I await...What in Hades am I doing wrong? The mantra is simple enough.Patience.These four words all feel good to say. The setting is right, the noise level is perfect, my spine is as aligned as I can get it without pulling something. What...
“Favorite Animals” by David G.
“Hey, Daddy?”“Yeah, buddy?”“Are we almost at the cementry?”“Cemetery. We’ll be there soon, I hope. There’s just a lot of traffic.”“I don’t want to go there. I'm not ready.”“…”“Because it’s going to be too sad.”“I know, buddy. I don’t want to go either. But sometimes we have to do things we don’t want to do and that make us sad.”“…”“…”"..."“Hey, Daddy?”“Yeah, buddy?”“Can you look at me for a second?”“Not right now. I’m trying to merge.”...
“Breathe” by Lindsey W
"I don't know what to say, Detective," "I don't expect you to say anything, just a nod will tell us all we need." She says, motioning for me to follow her downstairs. "Is it cold in the morgue?" I ask, "A little, but try not to think about it too much. We don't have to stay there long; it will only take a moment." She has a kind face, and I know she means well. But with each stair we descend,...
“Sleep Well” by JASON PARKER
“It’s April, Liebchen. April 30th. A red-letter-day that will grab the human race by the throat and shake it better again! From April 31st, the world will be... perfect.” “Hei! That’s quite a thing, Wölfe.” “This day is not one chosen at random. Do you know from where the month of April gets its name?” “No, Wölfe. I’m afraid I don’t.” “Bless your chestnut head—you're still an innocent girl.” “I’m ignorant to the com...
“The Sinners and The Saints” by Kylie Rudolf
Content warning: child abuse, self harm, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, gun violence Eight years of med school, and a bachelor's, master's, and doctorate to show for it all. Although none of it could have prepared me for this case. This seventeen-year-old female was brought to me today with a long history of suicidal ideation, self-harm, depression, and PTSD. Currently, the patient has poor impulse control and unhealthy coping mechanisms. Patient has a family history of depression. The chief complaint today is ...
“Max's Intrepid Podcast” by H L McQuaid
“And we’re live in the McLeod kitchen where we have Elouise McLeod, an elderly woman, wiping her blood-soaked hands on the white apron that covers her yellow dress dotted with tiny blue ducks. And leaning against the—”“I’m not elderly! And you well know it’s tomato sauce, not blood on my hands. Though I might have your blood on my hands if you continue doing whatever it is you’re doing, Max.”“Leaning against the kitchen table, is Dana McLeod, a sullen teenager...
“The Astrological Base (2nd Part to Dear Leo)” by Wisteria 4001
Author’s Note: Hi! I know this didn’t really need a part two, but I really wanted to expand and actually get into the horoscope aspect. I (much like Elsie) don’t believe in horoscopes, so there was a lot of research involved. If you actually know about astrology and stuff like that, please tell me; it's really interesting and I want to learn more about it. And this story gives me "Navy" vibes AKA my first Reedsy story. (If you were here for June 24th, then roun...
“Family Friendly” by Howard Halsall
“This is Melanie Clayford and the ten o’clock appointment… …It’s Monday, the twentieth of January 2019… ....start time is ten O five am..…I’m with clients, Joy and Steven Brandell.”“You’ve forgotten about me.”“Don’t shout out, Jenny, darling. The lady knows you’re here.”“Sorry, Mummy.”“Don’t be sorry, Poppit. Your mother’s a bit tense, that’s all.”“No, I’m not. It’s important for Jenny to be here, Steven.”“I know, darling, it was my idea.”“Thank you, Steven an...
“Leaf Blower Cantata” by John K Adams
Sammy sat in the back booth of his regular café in West L. A. He read the sports page while awaiting his friends, Ben and David. They’d met here for breakfast every week for years. He looked at his watch. Late again. Ben entered and spotted Sammy in ‘their’ booth in the back. Sammy had returned to the newspaper. Ben approached. “You won't believe it. I am so fed up to here.” ...
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