Waiting Dialogue

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An exercise in dialogue, because i can

Submitted: June 19, 2008

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Submitted: June 19, 2008



“Hey… dad…”


“I’ve just realised something.”



“Why don’t you tell me about it honey?”

“Well… Ok, if you want”


“I’ve realised that I wait.”

“You wait…”

“Yes I wait… and well… I live.”


“Or, I live while I wait. I’m not sure which one.” … “Whichever sounds best is the one I do.”

“Ok… What is it you wait for… exactly?”

“Well that’s the problem… I don’t quite know”

“I see….??”

“I’ve this constant feeling of anticipation. As if at any moment something will jump out at me and yell ‘YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR ME’.”

“Well, that’s what these things tend to do”

“What things?”

“Things people wait for.”

“I don’t understand”

“It’s ok; you’ll understand when it happens to you.”

“I hate things like that”

“I know”

“You’re laughing at me”

“No I’m not”

“I hate you!”

“I love you too”

“I hate it when people say that”

“You’re very grumpy this morning”




“Yes honey?”

“I know I’m not making much sense.”

“It’s ok.”

“It probably doesn’t help that I have no idea what I’m trying to say. Save, that, well, I’m waiting.”

“For what remains unclear.”

“Yeh… But that’s not important.”

“Isn’t it”

“You’re confusing me again”

“That’s what dads are made for… haven’t you heard”


“Do you have any homework?”


“Ok, ok, I was just asking”

“I have nothing to do.”

“Write something”

“Like what”

“I don’t know… you’re waiting aren’t you?”


“So write about what you’re waiting for”

“But I’ve already told you I don’t KNOW what I’m waiting for.”

“Make something up”

“I’d much rather read”

“Whatever floats your boat…. But one day you’re going to have to stop waisting your life and DO something”

“I hate it when you get all ‘Get a life’ on me”

“Someone needs to do it”

“I hate you sometimes you know that, right?”

“So…? What are you going to do?”


“You’re going to write something aren’t you?”


“Ha ha, yes you are”

“I hate it when you win”

“I love it when I win.”

“I hate YOU when you win”

“Write something honey, it’s good for you.”


“Don’t ‘Fine’ at me”

“I wasn’t fining at you I just said ‘Fine’.”



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