Friday, February 1, 2013

The Cycle

Me:  You doin’ the prompt?

Bloggy Friend:  Dunno, not motivated.

Me:  Same here.

Friend:  Come on, do it.

Me: Well, how ‘bout you?

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Friend:  Mine’s up.  Where’s yours?

Me: Gonna link now.

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I wrote this for the Week 53 Trifextra Writing Challenge where we are to write exactly 33 words of dialogue. 

 
This dialogue came to me in a flash as it is repeated almost weekly.

 
Your comments are appreciated.

64 comments:

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    1. Thanks Joe. Even though I haven't spun a suspenseful tale, I thought I might strike a nerve or two. :)

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  2. I think each and every one of us have had that conversation!

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    1. Yep, and more than once! Thanks so much. I looked for your name on your site and couldn't find one.

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    2. Sorry Jennifer. I'm an idiot. Your name is part of the title of your entry!

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  3. Ha!ha!That's cute & yes,we do go through this every week-well done:-)

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  4. Funny! Still searching my brain for an idea here.

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    1. Thank you Sandra. If I try too hard, it never comes.

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  5. Hahahahaha! Sounds waaaaay too familiar. Almost like I've had that exact conversation many times ;-)

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    1. Yep, I had plenty of them myself. Thanks Gina.

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  6. Very funny. I often find I'm facing a brick wall. Maybe next time I'll just write about the brick wall.

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    1. I hadn't thought about that but writing about the thing that is stopping you from writing is probably a way to tackle the problem. Thanks Jennifer.

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  7. That dialog does ring a bell, or two... ;)

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    1. Thanks Marie. Glasd to see you're back!

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  8. Hehe.. That's a good one.. :-)

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  9. hahahahha! thank you for the friday afternoon (doldrums time) giggle.

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    1. Glad to oblige Barbara. Thanks again for b'day present.

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  10. Very clever, Lumdog - when an idea doesn't present itself, write about debate itself :) I like it!

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    1. Thanks Janna. I guess you fight fire with fire or something like that.

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  11. Ahhhhh! The old I'll-write-about-having-nothing-to-write-about gambit! Well done. Glad you wrote anyway because I always like how you say what you've got to say. Have a great weekend.

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  12. Thank you Tom. I really appreciate your comments.

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    1. I think a writing buddy is great to have. :) Thanks Sandra.

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  14. Ah Lum how basically cute and clever this is- well done!

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  15. Thanks for the advice - I got mine up ;)

    Brilliant - I think you nailed it.

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    1. Thank you BT. I wasn't thinking this piece would be that motivating but then, I think that about all my work! :)

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  16. With me it's no question to submit, but then again I have no life lol

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    1. Iowa can tell you do not lack for motivation. Thanks for your comment.

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    2. Auto correct alert: Iowa = We. Lol!

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  17. Hilarious! If something comes to a prompt, I submit. Otherwise I think "Oh well, next time, maybe."

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    1. Yeah, same here. I enter most but if I don't "feel" it, I skip the prompt. Thanks Viv.

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  18. AUGHHHHHH!!! I think this all the time!
    It's like you read my mind. :)

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    1. I think it's a common affliction. Lol! Thanks Corinne.

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  19. lol - I have that conversation too, but mostly inside my head!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne. I have many conversations in my head, most of which are pointless.

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  20. Loved it!
    It's like you and I were having similar conversations in our interpretations.

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    1. Thanks Guap. I was thinking that too. I laughed when I read your piece.

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  21. The self-aware post! Haha, loved this little piece. Well done!

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  22. Ha ha!! For a college writing assignment, I once wrote a poem about the inability to write a poem. :-)

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  23. Sounds like the inner conversation I have every weekend.

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    1. Thanks Tara. Yes, inner and outer. :)

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  24. All too familiar! Sometimes, all inside my very own head!

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  25. Sounds like the muse and I, except she doesn't submit her stuff, just shoves it under my nose.

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    1. Thanks Renee. Yeah, the muse can be lazy sometimes. :)

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  26. I have this same conversation with myself all the time.

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