Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Writing Prompt...Dialogue Between Exes
Breaking up or bumping into an ex is fodder for DRAMA! I want to see what you guys come up with. Write a scene that captures a break up or a run in with an ex. Use a known character from a book or movie -or- make up your own.
What would a breakup scene between Wonder Woman and Rhett Butler look like???
Rhett: "Frankly My dear, I don't give a--"
WW : BAM!!
Corny, I know. But have fun with it. It can be funny or dramatic.
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Karma gulped, now focused on what was happening. “Manny . . .” She considered saying she’d taken it off to do the dishes and forgotten to put it back on, but she was tired of everything.
“I can’t marry you,” she said.
Manny flinched and dropped her hand. His face looked like a faded black and white picture.
“I just don’t think it would work. I’m not ready,” Karma forced her voice through the shrinking hole in her throat.
“But, you have a whole year to get ready.” He said low and controlled, but with eyes like punctured steel.
“Even in a year ... I just … will never be ready to marry you. I’m sorry. You’ve been a good friend.” Karma put her hands in her hair, hating the what she had said.
Manny’s lips twitched. “Do you have any idea how foolish you sound?” he asked. His face became sharp and hard like a bronze statue.
His reaction only reaffirmed her decision. Karma straightened and looked him in the eyes. “If by that you mean-- I’m a fool for passing up the opportunity to marry someone so far above me, or that I may never get such a chance again, then I guess you underestimate my worth.”
“I chose you. I know your worth. I want you to be my wife,” Manny answered, his voice robotic.
“I don’t love you. And you only love yourself,” Karma said, recoiling from the building negative force she felt coming from him. She blinked hard against the sting.
“But ... this will look ridiculous,” Manny whispered.
“I’m sorry. I never wanted to make you look bad. I know how important looking good is to you.” Karma meant it sincerely, but as soon as she said it she knew it was a mistake. She opened her mouth to fix it. Too late.
Manny’s eyes crackled with anger and his nose flared. “Shut up,” he growled.
Karma’s heart jumped. “Sorry.” She stepped back, instinctively raising her hands.
Manny seemed taller and darker than normal, looking down at her with so much anger.
“You ... little ... ungrateful--” Veins bulged on the back of the fists he dropped to his sides and he moved away from her breathing hard.
Karma needed to leave. He was a volcano about to erupt. She tried to walk around him. “I need to find my mom.”
“Don’t walk away from me.” He ordered in a low ragged voice.
*Dun, dun, duuuun!
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