Monday, March 13, 2023

Micro Fiction March Day 13

So, today's challenge was 'Only Dialogue' - which was not the kind of challenge I needed on a day as hectic as this one has been. I had a few ideas swilling around in my head and finally settled on something fairly whimsical that clocks in at 286 words...

Only Dialogue

“So? What do you think?”

“Erm, it’s very dark isn’t it?”

“Yeah, that’s really what I was going for - dark.”

“Well you definitely succeeded…”

“You don’t sound like you’re much of a fan.”

“No, no, that’s not true…it’s…interesting.”


“Yes, interesting.”

“So I spent a whole day slaving on this, and all you can say is that it’s interesting?”

“Well, it’s better than it being not interesting.”

“Only just. But, yeah, it’s fine.”

“Oh, don’t be like that.”

“I’m not, it’s all good.”

“Look, I love it, I just didn’t think it would be quite so dark.”

“It never occurred to me that you’d have a problem with it.”

“I don’t have a problem with it.”

“Well it’s all you’ve talked about.”

“Well, that’s because it’s all there is,”

“So you’re saying that maybe I should make it less dark?”

“Well, could you?”

“I could, yeah. Would that make you happier?”

“Look, it’s not about my happiness. It’s your hobby, after all.”

“But it would make you happier, right?”

“I’d be open to it being less dark, sure.”

“Everyone’s a critic…”

“Oh c’mon; you shouldn’t ask my opinion if you don’t want to hear it!”

“Fine, look I’ll change it for you.”

“Change it because you want to change it, not because of me.”

“Well, I guess it is a little dark. You can’t really see much.”

“I can’t see anything.”

“It might be better if you could see something, I suppose.”

“It would be, I agree.”

“Fine, I’ll do something about it.”

“Thank you.”

“But if I don’t like it, I’m changing it back.”

“You can definitely do that.”

“Fine. Give me a minute.”

“I’ll be waiting.”

“Alright, how about this? Let there be light!”


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