Texting... texting... One-two, one-two...

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Hey, what’s up

Not much, you?

Bored out of my mind
there’s no one to talk to

So you came to me?
Like, last?

Well yeah I guess

So, instead of talking to me first, you wait until everyone else is busy?

I don’t know

Of course you don’t. You never know. I’m just a pathetic excuse, nothing more, right? I’m not even your real friend.

Sure you are

Really? Then why do we only ever talk when you’re really bored?

I don’t know

See? There you go again. It’s always “I don’t know”, never anything worthwhile. Never!

We have pretty cool conversations

That doesn’t make us friends. We used to be pretty close, but you started hanging out with… another crowd. Now you’re just using me.

Am not

I’m done arguing. Good-bye, and see if I ever relieve your boredom again.

Uhh good-bye?


I threw the phone against the back of the couch and stomped outside. I needed a walk, I needed to get away from the memories I was going to have to lose because of the friend I had to lose.




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  1. Avatar penguincaptain

    are we writing about the same person here? that’s the exact way it is except change the i don’t know’s to idk’s and everything else to k and you got my guy. that and get rid of the “we used to be really close” part – __ – anyways, enough ranting… thanks for sequeling. i really liked it :)

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    sometimes cool conversations do make you friends.. i guess this time though it didn’t.

  3. Avatar PorcelainDollface

    Some of the word choice seems a little too complex to be texting. Which makes the dialogue not as realistic.

    I did adore the idea though, and how one of the characters is standing up for himself/herself instead of giving in to the old friend.

  4. Avatar Sam Ervin

    I despise text-speak, so I lengthened the words and made the messages represent what the characters were feeling and trying to say, rather than the actual characters they were sending.

    As you can see, my “friend” is very flat, personality-wise.

  5. Avatar Gurth

    This dialogue grabbed me, I read it before its prequel, which also did. I am again struck by the potential power of dialogue. This writer must be watched.

  6. Avatar Sam Ervin

    Wow, thanks a lot, Gurth. Happy to see you liked it.

    May I ask how you stumbled upon this story?

  7. Avatar Mr.Gabriel

    Great sequel, really went with the prequel.

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