Stories tagged “conversation”

  • Light in the Theater

    We sat in the theater, making light conversation with each other as we waited for the show to begin. “What’s the name of this play again?” “Lemme check… Arsenic and Old Lace.” “Oh.” And so ended an enligh...

  • Not moving (Mature)

    It was no one’s fault. Just a random freak of nature. It happened all the time, but one always secretly hoped that it would be someone else to suffer, some other family. The first she knew of it, was the scream from the nursery. Kate had gone to ...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • On the Subject of the Morning After

    “No,” said Seb. “There’s much more to life than just sleeping around.” “You’re right,” Mark replied, smiling. “There’s sneaking out before they wake up again.” He took a sip of his pint....

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Bit of Conversation

    “I’m gonna need some help with the peelin’, Ms. Celia. Hope y’don’t mind starchy hands.” “With your conversation, not a bit.” The pile of skins grew quite rapidly between the two, chatting about this &...

  • Girl Take My Hand

    “Look how far we’ve come, Tess.” he said with a smile. Without looking up from her paper, she gave a confused, “What are you talking about?” “Things are different, from the beginning I mean. I think we’re doing...

    • Author: Granada
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • In the Heat of the Diet

    Well they say that on one side there’s Liberty and Tyranny on the other. Angels and Demons the lot of us. Right Next Door to one another for all this flying Under the Radar. Say are you going to eat anything you look starved? I am but I’ve ...

  • Strained Conversation

    I was silent for a while, absentmindedly scratching at the wood of the table as he stared at me. “Hello,” he said. At length, I muttered, “Hello.” Words are hard to find when speaking to a man who’s devoted his entire life...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • My Creation

    “Told you so. You don’t know what you’re doing. You’re lost.” He flashed a playful smile. That devil! “So what if I’m in over my head,” she whispered defiantly into her knees, “I may not know what I...

    • Author: ran_ook
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Getting Back to the Test

    “…damned if I do; damned if I don’t. Damned if I do; damned if I…” “Excuse me, what are you saying?” “Um, nothing. Sorry. Nothing.” “Is that supposed to be a Big Bird costume?” “Si...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • You know when you hit a topic you're comfortable with.

    It’s been a while Yeah I know What’s up with that? You know? Know? No? No, no? Oh. Well I’ve been doing other stuff. Stuff? Bits and bobs. Oh. You? Yeah you know, stuff. Hmm? Out and about. Really? Anywhere nice. What’s that? Ha...

  • Continued, Again

    Let me just tell you that through all this getting to know her I didn’t have much of an idea what she thought of me. I could only hope for the best. In a way I was crushing on her, but I never really tried to take it anywhere until recently. Anyh...

  • The Moon and Me

    “You’re clearly an idiot,” he said, eyebrow raised in a perfect arch over his too-bright silver eye. “Obviously, I’m the moon.” “I thought the moon was a woman,” I said, with what I’ll admit was a p...

    • Author: Acantha
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Continued...

    The wind blows, knocking my hood back causing me to think, just for a second, of turning around and heading home. It is as if the wind is beckoning me back. I shake my head, ridding my mind of the thought as I pull my hood back up. I take a few more st...

  • Continued...

    I realize now the fear coming from my face, the worry of my parent’s faces, and the sadness from the doctor’s face. I can tell the conversation is coming to the end, I can read his lips and the sentence is almost complete. The only words I actually...

  • listen...to the violent silence

    She was watching him, waiting “You don’t know,” he started, “the silence, its killing me inside. I’m dying. The silence, isn’t it affecting you? Or am I the only one going insane?” The coffee was now resolved to a ring at the bottom of hi...

  • everything i need

    “I made you a mix tape,” he said as he rummaged frantically through his coat pockets. He extracted a haphazardly folded yellow sheet of paper, unfolded it, and presented it to me with his typical lopsided smile. “This is a mix tape?&#...

  • a strange alliance

    “What we have…well, I couldn’t possibly describe it,” he said leaning over the table, trying to look serious. He was failing. “You’re right, it is a strange little arrangement we’ve got going,” I offered....

  • Pulse

    I write and write and write and hate it and backspace and backspace and backspace over and over and over and none of it ever sounds right. I’ve got so many thoughts running through my head, but none of them clear. It’s like my mind is so in...

  • BANG! What?!

    BANG! “What did you do that for?” “He was sayin’ some things.” “You didn’t have to shoot the guy!” “Why not?” “Because!” “Because why?” “You just don’t! Ah ...

    • Author: Steve Saylor
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • First Date Conversation Starter

    The repression of laughter seeped through their mouths that were curled up in obvious smiles. The couple of strangers, one taller than the other, walked down the dimly lit street keeping pace with each other. The sight that forced them to nervously lau...

  • Critical Assessment of Musical Ability (Mature)

    “Tell me something I don’t already know about you.” “I used to be in the church choir before my parents disowned me.” " …I’m shocked beyond words that there is something I actually did not know about you. ...

    • Author: Nosul Ragal
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sad Stories in Spring

    Two old men, one stooped and skinny, the other short and bulbous, sat on a bench in the park, talking. Both had elegant-looking canes propped up near their crossed knees. It was a warm spring, the kind where everything was blooming at once . “I k...

  • To Kill A Liar

    She orders a vodka tonic instead and sifts through the weight of his words. She catches his bottom lip quiver slightly and she fixes her stare on him with a confident slant in her eyes. “I don’t believe you’ve ever harmed a fly.”...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Motives

    “Listen, Rachel.” James starts. “I know who you are.” He squeezes his voice through an uneasy, clenched smile, leans in and slides his hand onto hers— the same one she’s using to grasp her pistol by the barrel beneath the table. Jam...