#writepopfiction Exercise 4

Write an argument between two people, revealing as much about them as possible through the dialogue. 

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Image by followtheseinstructions via Flickr

“Did you think tonight was funny, did you?” she stomped into the kitchen to make their usual 3am cup of tea.

Cringing as he heard the slam of china on the countertop, he sighed. “Ah, relax, Sarah. It wasn’t that big a deal.”

Her voice became low and quiet, always a danger sign. “Oh, humiliating me in front of our friends isn’t a big deal, is it?”

“I didn’t think,” he said.

She came out of the kitchen and thrusted his tea at him with such force that some spilled on his shirt. He shook it off, an expression of annoyance on his face.

“You never do, when it comes to me.” She folded her arms and stared at him. “Is this enough for you? Are you happy?”

“I’m happy! I thought you were happy too.”

“But nothing’s changed.” she said. “It’s been six years and nothing’s changed.”

“I’m living with you!”

“Is that all you want?” She perched down on the arm of the sofa. “Gerry, are you holding out for someone better to come along?”

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