Sunday 25 September 2011

Saturday Centus #73 He said, she said, they said . . .

Jenny Matlock’s challenge this week is to write dialogue only, the word count not to exceed 156 words, including the six words of the prompt which is "Are you seriously ordering another martini?"  

He said, "Are you seriously ordering another martini?"

She said, “What’s it to you?”

He said, “I thought we were going to dinner.”

She said, “We are, but we’ve got time for another drink.”

He said, “You don’t even like martini.”

She said, “So?”

He said, “So why drink it?”

She said, “Do I have to have a reason?”

He said, “No, but I’d be interested in the answer.”

She said, “It’s sophisticated and I like the shape of the glass.”

He said, “That’s a stupid reason.”

She said, “You asked – I told you.”

He said, “You’re mad.”

She said, “So shoot me.”

He said, “Where’s the gun?”

She said, “Use a bow and arrow.”

He said, “Suppose I hit a bull’s-eye?”

She said, “So I’m a cow now?”

He said, “Bull’s-eye, not cow’s-eye.”

She said, “Same difference.”

They said, “What was the director thinking? This is the worst film we’ve ever seen.”

(153 words) 


  1. LOL ... excellent! nd I love the new picture at top :o)

  2. Hahahaha! I think I saw that movie, and it got a lot better!!

  3. I've just realised I've done this all wrong . . . not thinking straight today!

  4. She said in any genre and I think you did a pretty good job of it!

    It annoys me when people have to insist on knowing the answers to stupid questions andthen when they get their answer they get mad. Sometimes you just can't win.

  5. Wrong? How? It's all dialogue and it draws a clear picture of the scene. I think it's great.


  6. I think it's great Love the part about liking the shape of the glass That is something I would say

  7. I love the header pic!

    Hey, this conversation's familiar.. you been eavesdropping in on me??

  8. Martinis or not, that is some snappy dialogue. Well done. Love the new blog look!

  9. I think I've seen that movie too LOL I liked the way you used the prompt this week, very clever. Kat

  10. I love this dialogue, can't see why you think it's somehow incorrect.
    I agree "the shape of the glass" is a fabulous reason for having another martini.
    And your new header is wonderful. I'd love to be able to take a photo like that. O well, my good camera is going in for repair this week, so maybe I'll learn.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  11. You really had me going with the dialogue. I was going to say that the relationship was not long for this world.....but then the ending made me smile!! It was a movie after all. LOL. Clever.

  12. Love the last line! So funny. I like the look of martinis also.

  13. The poor guy he just can't say anything right, ha, ha. Loved it.

  14. Yup, I loved it. And after reading these, I'm ready to have a martini.

  15. I think this is the part of the movie where I fell asleep.

    I see nothing wrong, it is clear and quite funny.

  16. Best reason to drink ever.

  17. Loved this!

    And I have definitely seen this movie!

    What a great use of the prompt! You are a funny, funny writer!

    Thanks for linking up.


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