01 April 2013

A is for Argue

“I saw you carrying a bag home.  That’s my bag.  Where did you get it from?”

“Down to the dump.”

“You have to give it back to me.  I want it back.  Right. Now.”

“Can you tell me what’s in it?”

“None of your business, what’s in it.  That’s my bag and I want it back now.”

“Only after I take out what’s in it.  Since you can’t tell me what’s inside, you’ll get the bag.  Only that.  Hey!  Quit grabbing the bag.”

“Weelll, giivvve it toooo me.”

“Get out!  This is my house.  Get out.  I’ll bring your old bag down to your hou.”

“I said to give me that bag.  I’m not going anywhere without it.”

“Hey! Why you.”

“Why’d you steal it?”

“Why did you throw it away?”

“I didn’t.  I want it back!”

“Well, I found it at the dump.  There wasn’t anything in it.  It was empty.”

“You just said”

“Well, I changed my mind.  Get out!”

“I’ll be back, you old witch.  I’m going to get my bag back.”

“Good luck with that.  I was going to bring down to your house.  Now, I’m not.”

“You, you, give me my bag back.”

“Not until you get out of my house.  Stay outside.  I’m keeping what’s inside.”

“That’s my bag, I said.  Watch it, don’t you tear it.  Now see.”

“I’m keeping what’s inside the bag.  I know it’s not yours.  You threw this away and now you want it back.  Just because I found it.  It’s still a good bag.  Ouch.”

“Give it...yeah.  hey!”

“I said you get out of my house.  Get out! Get out.  Give it back.”

“Leave my bag alone.  You can’t have it.”

“I found it, you old witch.  You threw it and now you want it back.”

“What’s going on here?”

“Stay out of this, you hag.  She took my bag and I’m taking it back.”

“I didn’t.  I was down to the dump and I found it there.  It was in a pile of clothes and stuff.  I picked it up and put a couple other things I found down there.  I just got back and she came running over, hollering and screaming at me.  What’s down to the dump is up for grabs, I say.  She can’t come over here and try to take what’s mine.  Besides, I told her I’d bring it to her house aafter I unloaded the stuff.  She just wants to take what I found.  Sides, she already threw.”

“Hey, take your hands off her.  I’ll haul you out to the road if you can’t be civil.”

“Yeah, yeah, yeah.  You’ll take her side anyway, you old coot.”

“She’s gone now.  What’s in the bag?”

“A dress, shoes and necklaces.  They were laying in a pile at the edge of the dump near the woods.  I saw the shiny.”

“Hmm.  Better put them away before she comes back.”


  1. Action verbs in confines of dialogue - Wow, Liked Argue.
    Good luck with the rest.
    Thanks for popping by and commenting on mine.

  2. Figure by the time the month is done, I'll have another story done. A way of doing something new while editing and revising.

  3. A is for Awesome job, well done.

  4. Thanks for stopping. Glad you liked it.

  5. Hmmm, so now I'm wondering what she was up to. Running away? Sneaking out to see someone unsuitable?

    Well done, Mil!

  6. Well, it is plotted out already. This woman's story...wait and see. teehee.

  7. Great use of dialogue to tell a story.

  8. Very good! Loved it! Looking forward to tomorrow's!

    Konstanz Silverbow
    A-to-Z April Blogging Challenge Co-host

  9. Stopping by for AtoZ. I like what you've done here with the dialog. It's a very interesting way to approach the challenge.

  10. Way to write an argument here. I was glued to the screen.
    Hope to see more such interesting posts during the A-Z Challenge.
    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

  11. I love writing dialogue. Well, done!

  12. Thanks, all. I really appreciate the comments. I wanted to check out dialogue only posts as I'd seen a few here and there. Added challenge of action verb as I thought that might be easier to write about in the challenge.

  13. Sounds like my kids fighting. Hey hey.

    Stopping by from A-Z.


  14. Great start of the challenge! For some reason I can't post a comment in your new post 'B'.

  15. Well EvalinaMaria, that's because the post comments keeps resetting back to "Don't allow." I have to keep checking on that. Need to find the master control for that. The usual settings are probably in the Black Hole, sent there by the Gremlins.


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