Wednesday, 8 February 2012

"I'm Hearing Voices" Day 2: Dialogue Introduction

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February 8th - Wednesday - Dialogue Introduction: Have two characters introduce each other using only dialogue—no backstory, no internalization, just dialogue between the two. Max 250 words.


I'm using two characters from my novel Circa. This dialogue isn't in the story at all. It's fresh and fun. Enjoy.

Circa: This is stupid. Why do we have to stake out in the middle of the day? Which jackass is robbing a gang in this heat?

Lux: Hey if you don't want to pay your dues quit and go home.

Circa: Thanks.... Overcrowded homeless shelter here I come.

Lux: Sorry...we have to be ready. Gangs don't top police's 'help when robbed' list.

Circa: Fine but I'm getting a soda.

Lux: Where? You don't have any money.

Circa: You don't get my power do you?

Lux: That you stole a password...not the same as making the soda machine give you free drinks.

Circa: Just for that. You don't get one.

Circa walked across the road and stood in front of the gas station. After ensuring the store was really closed she stared at the machine hard. Her blue eyes glowed as random series of code ran through her irises. A soda soon flew out and she caught it.

Circa: Coke, yes.

Lux stood with his mouth hanging open.

Circa: Want one?

Lux clasped his hand as if in prayer.

Lux: Yes please.

23 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this :) You show me their background, powers, and situation just in the dialogue. Great job!

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    1. What a nice critique and compliment in one shot. Thanks.

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  2. Mmmm... must find some Coke :)

    And I love what you've done here! Awesomesauce :)

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    1. Thank you and I love people who use the word 'awesome'. And Awesomesome sounds sounds amazing. *laughs* Can't wait to post the friday challenge.

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    2. Oh I can't wait to see it! Your characters have totally got me hooked! :)

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  3. Very entertaining and intiguing, great job!

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    1. Intrigued?! So happy you felt that way.

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  4. oohhh. Very cool power! Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Circa is a deep yet fun character.

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  5. Want to know them better. Fun exchange between them, your new follower : Me! :-) Roland

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    1. Best thing a writer can get from a fan. Thanks for following me too.

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  6. Love the power! Awesome!

    *New Follower!* So nice to *meet* you!

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    1. *Nice to meet you too!* Thanks for following and enjoying my post. Readers are really loving Circa's power.

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  7. Now that's getting a soda with style, catching it in mid-flight! Great to meet you and I'm a new follower too.

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    1. Glad to see that you enjoyed the story. A new follower, excellent!

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  8. Oooh! This is SO COOL! I want that super power. And I'm so glad they got a Coke instead of Pepsi. My kind of peeps!

    Love your blog! I'm a new follower :)

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    1. Glad to have a new follower. Everyone loves Circa's super power! I'm so happy, thank you for commenting. Circa just felt like a Coke girl to me. What else can I say?

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  9. Now I'm thirsty ;)
    That was pretty fun. Nice job!

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  10. Cool! that was a great way to get us into their powers.

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