In response to the Give and Take Writing Assignment
Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else. Today’s twist: write your post in the form of a dialogue.
She: So you never showed up last night. Where were you?
He: I didn’t want to go out. I was tired.
She: Too tired to even pick up your phone and call?
He: I didn’t think my presence was important enough at that event. I mean, you told me like a day before. So why does it matter whether I was there or not?
She: Well, it was important to me.
He: Oh yea? Why don’t you tell me an hour before the next time? I’d love to run right to you.
She: Are you really gonna do this? Not show up and then not even apologize about it?
He: I have nothing to apologize for. I could not make it in the short notice I was given, nor was I interested in being there anyway.
She: Oh, there it is! If you weren’t interested in being there “anyway” then why does it matter whether I tell you a day before or a week before, huh?
He: Because I am tired of being dragged around. I want to spend my time doing things I like. Why do I always have to show up to what’s important to you when you have never showed up to any of music practices?
She: Oh, is this what this is about? Am I supposed to miss my work to see you chase after a useless dream?
He: Useless? Well then that is why I didn’t show up last night. Because your “important” work event was useless to me!
—to be continued—