Write about two characters arguing over how a past event happened.
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“Lois and Lucinda Recall the (Alleged) Sinking of the Cruise Ship” by Kevin Broccoli
“The first thing I did was put on my life raft.” “No, Lucinda, you put your jewelry on first.” “Did I? No! I put on the life raft first, Lois.” “No, you didn’t. You even said ‘I don’t want the bracelet Harry got me sinking to the bottom of the ocean like that diamond in Titanic.’” “Was it a diamond or a pearl that sank to the bottom of the...
“2072 / The Third Gender” by Scott Christenson
“What is it you are missing that gets you feeling restless, for what do you yearn?” The cheerful voice on the television moved to the next public service announcement. “In 2072, every child needs a Father, a Mother and a Jander. Or a Mother, a Mother and a Jander, or…” Watching TV in her faction's break room, Ava found herself annoyed to be told that 3 people had to find each other in order to start a family. She hadn’t even managed to find one yet. Desperately, she wanted to change the channel but there...
“Don't You "Bro" Me” by Davie McGuinn
“We dated for four years, Chad.”“I thought we were more like, you know, friends-with-benefits, or whatever.”“For four years, you thought we were just one prolonged casual fling? No strings attached? Jesus that explains a lot. I wish I could go back and see just how shallow you really are. Shallow as a cheap Walmart inflatable kittie pool; the kind toddlers relieve themselves in.”“Bro, don’t you think that’s a little harsh?”“Bro? Bro?? Don’t you bro… ...
“Girl and Dragon Count the Roses ” by Mollie Rodgers
A girl sits in a garden. A dragon sits beside her. GIRL: What shall we do today? DRAGON: Shall we converse? GIRL: We are conversing and have been since we started to converse. DRAGON: Shall we continue to converse? GIRL: Yes, please. And we shall count the roses. DRAGON: One two three GIRL: Four five six DRAGON: Seven GIRL: Eight. Eight ro...
“Fighting Fire With Firearms” by Graham Kinross
“Sir Calum Sorley killed five flaming monsters saving Sir Longbow’s life,” whispered a woman in the city bathhouse in Leonor. “I heard it was ten,” said the woman next to her. Both grey haired women were naked as the day they were born, as was everyone else. “You’re both wrong,” said Danielle Longbow, who had heard the whole conversation while she pretended to sleep in the soothing w...
“Mother knows best” by Vanja Raduljeskovic
She stomped down the stairs, and took a long, hissing breath. The kind that made Jessie’s skin crawl. Her mother was up. She normally didn’t hear her in the morning. That was the silent agreement between the two - Jessie does her best not to wake her sleeping mother at night, while she returns the favor in the morning. A while back, she read in a literary magazi...
“Those Were The Times” by Laura Eliz
TW mention of a fire and losing beloved pets."Don't you remember? We bought this in New York City at the Bryant Park Christmas Market", I said picking up a NY Yankees Christmas ornament up from some rubble off of my kitchen table, as I sifted through things that had not burned in my apartment fire. It had been bad, but, it could have been worse. There were things to salvage, but, things that had been lost. The worst thing was losing 2 of my three kitties, my best friends on four legs. I rubbed at my aquamarine eyes, trying to keep ...
“The Jade Jaguar ” by M B
“That’s not how I remember it,” Amber said leaning forward, the meerkat’s clawed hands rested on the desk as she stared down the occupant opposite her. It was hot and overcast outside - creatures braving the wet heat to get to their jobs looked like ants down below. “Really? Then how do you remember it?” The hardboiled rat detective behind the desk responded. Amber leaned back and ...
“A Short Postscript” by Maddie Logemann
There is a man sitting at a small wooden table, dented and dinged, scratched free of its former polish and raised high off the ground on rather tall legs. He drinks not from a glass but an old mug that pulls vaguely at something deeper than his mind, familiar in a way he’s sure he knows the imperfect ceramic under the pad of his thumb but doesn’t remember ever owning such a piece of tableware. Whiskey, free of ice, has l...
“LIE LIES and DAMN STATISTICS” by Brian Bywater
LIES LIES DAMN the STATISTICS “You are wrong. It is an urban myth, it did not actually happen that way.” “That shows how much, or how little would be closer to the truth, you do know. I spoke to Roland yesterday, He should know, he owned the crocodile farm we are talking about.”...
“Ivy Rose” by Ashley Frerichs
TW: Mention of abortion. "It was the seventies!" Rose squawked, her hackles rising. All Ivy wanted was an easy answer. An easy answer to a simple question so she could finish the assignment and get back to her life. But now, Rose and Ivy glared at each other from across the kitchen table, claws out. Marilyn, not at all prepared for the role of mediator, slunk toward the archway that led...
“Bryant and Mistakes on Planet Aquaria” by Bon Jourdy
"If that's what really happened, I would have never asked you to marry me!" Bryant's grip on the doorknob tightened. The angular cuts of his deep green, scaled suit hardly moved as his shoulders tensed. His voice sounded heavy and gravelly like rocks in a tumbler. "Well it's a little too late for that don't you think?" Jayna couldn't keep the annoyance out of her voice. It's his fault they were in this me...
“Gimme Shelter ” by Charles R. Bucklin
"Remember the time when David Muller's Brother pantsed you and threw your underwear up into the tree?" said Matt after taking a sip of his Matte Black Latte. "Uh, no. You must be remembering someone else," I said looking around uncomfortably. "He did. We were living in Los Gatos at the time. I'll never forget how all the girls screamed when they saw you without your pants on. Ha! Ha! Ha!"<...
“That's wasn't how it happened” by Danielle Jumper
“That wasn’t how it happened, Edgar,” Sam said. He was becoming more agitated. “It was,” Edgar insisted. “No, we buried her by the well,” Sam said. “No, we didn’t, because I clearly remember objecting to burying her near a water source, Sam.” It was dusk and the two men were old now, but not old enough to let themselves rot in prison for what remaining lif...
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