The Morning After

This is just a little exercise in dialogue writing to help me start thinking creatively again. The exercise is meant to focus exclusively on dialogue so the character scan be whoever you want to picture naked in bed together.

PERSON 1:

Last night. Last night. I mean last night…last night..was…

PERSON 2:

Weird, right?

PERSON 1:

It was…well…it could be better.

PERSON 2:

Oh, thank god. Me, too. I mean it was okay. Just you know, it could be better.

PERSON 1:

Yeah…

PERSON 2:

So…should we do something?

PERSON 1:

What?

PERSON 2:

I don’t know. I mean..just go out or something.

PERSON 1:

I met you at a bar.

PERSON 2:

I know, I just want to get to know you or something.

PERSON 1:

Can I be completely honest?

PERSON 2:

Only slightly. We just met.

PERSON 1:

Or something, you mean?

PERSON 2:

Yeah…only slightly honest then. If we do this, I’ll either leave and never come back or I’ll stay around forever.

PERSON 1:

Didn’t you ever hear you’re not supposed to make ultimatums? That’s what Cosmo says, “no ultimatums,” even when someone is asking for a first date.

PERSON 2:

It’s not an ultimatum. It’s a fact. I’m an extremist.

PERSON 1:

Does this mean you’re a doomsday prepper? Or a terrorist? Or a religious zealot? Because if you’re any of those things, I’m out right now.

PERSON 2:

No, I’m not into guns, bombs or Jesus. If I like someone, I like them.

PERSON 1:

Hmm…

Let’s go to breakfast then. If I still like you after my first cup of coffee, I’ll tell you my real name.

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