“It is, isn’t it?
“So you did it…”
“Well, yeah. Sort of pissed-off about my hand. Still have most of my fingers, though.”
“You know, time travel… It wasn’t what I thought it’d be.”
“For a minute there, I thought you’d be pulled apart. You’re not doing it again, right?”
“If I do, it’s with more protection. Shit.”
“Keep your hands inside next time.”
“Did you… ever find her?”
“Found her – she looks the same. More vibrant because she’s 25 years younger. I could have stayed – I was really tempted.”
“Why did you come back?”
“I had this idea… I need to test it out. If it works, it could save her before the disease even rears it’s ugly little head.”
“That’s some frelling idea.”
“Yeah. But I have to try.”
“Sounds like a plan”
“As long as I live through it.”
(Thanks to Sunday Scribblings for this prompt…)
10 thoughts on “Bright Idea”
I love stories like this, just showing the tip of the iceberg, as Hemingway would say…
This extraordinary piece has the ability to make the reader conjure up the scenario with just a brief dialogue. Frustrated we may be with the lack of the full picture there is however that overwhelming urge to read on and be satisfied fully. Great work.
Nice take on this!
It is some skill to convey a story entirely through dialogue and this was perfect..I love the ending as well..great read..thanks for your visit..Jae
Thank you to everyone… I was having fun with dialogue for this prompt, purposely leaving out any extraneous description. Just wanted to see how much could be told in a minimum amount of words yet still be understandable and (hopefully) enjoyable. Very much appreciate all the kind comments! 🙂
Love the abrupt and suggestive details in the conversation. Neat way to tell a story. Lots of curves, but that’s most of the fun. Thanks for visiting my site,
Cool, cool, cool – I want to read more!
I’ve never been great at writing conversations, so this is a great inspiration for me to give it a try some time. I agree – lots of room to fill in the gaps…And I liked the sense of tongue in cheek and humour sprinkled throughout. Thanks for your visit to my blog!
Life is a glorious gift more beautiful than everything else!
Wow, a great conversation. It leaves the mind to wonder and fill in the gaps a bit, which is how it should be. Thanks for sharing!