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Write a short story using only dialogue.

Postby HwoThumb » January 4th, 2014, 11:06 pm

It's exactly what the title says. Write a story (Anywhere from a few words to a few pages) that is told entirely with dialogue.

You may use speaking verbs, but that's it. No action verbs, and no descriptions of anything besides the dialogue.
Ok:
"Lorum Ipsum." He said.
Ok:
"Lorum Ipsum." He said with a heavy sigh.
Not ok:
"Lorum Ipsum." He said, taking a few steps towards me.
Not ok:
The man stood in the center of the dimly lit room. "Lorum Ipsum." He said.


Naturally you can bend the rules a bit (You're the author, not me!) but for the most part, try to stick to that.
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Re: Write a short story using only dialogue.

Postby Brawlitup99 » January 6th, 2014, 7:43 am

"Why me?" he cried.
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Re: Write a short story using only dialogue.

Postby hitkid96fan » January 10th, 2014, 10:15 am

"Because gas chambers like you" the Enemy Soldier said tiredly.
Don't die on me.

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Re: Write a short story using only dialogue.

Postby mikemacdee » January 11th, 2014, 7:22 am

"Heard you got scolded today."
"Yeah. Larry next door wouldn't shut up."
"He never shuts up."
"I know, but I just wasn't in the mood for his shit today, so I started screamin' at him to shut his trap, Chief hears me, comes outside and swats me with the newspaper, says somethin' about barking. Next thing I know I'm stuck indoors for the day."
"He means well. Just doesn't want you being an idiot like Larry."
"I miss anything in the yard since then?"
"Another cat."
"Oh, shit, you serious?"
"Yeah. Slower than the last one, though. Caught him pretty easy. Shoulda seen that mess. Looked like a ripped up towel by the time I finished with 'im."
"You killed him?"
"Hey, he's trespassing, right?"
"Chief's gonna kick your ass when he finds out!"
"No he won't. I hid the carcass behind the couch. He'll never find it."
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Re: Write a short story using only dialogue.

Postby HwoThumb » January 13th, 2014, 9:54 pm

Got two of them
"Eric?"

"Hmmph."

"Listen, Eric, about what happened on Taro..."

"I don't particularly want to talk about it, Frai."

"Okay." A pause. "But, listen, if it helps..."

Eric sighed. "What?"

"I didn't... I didn't know the Katamains had their genitals there either. I mean, anyone could have made that mistake."

Frai waited for a response, then said, "And it does sorta look like a belly button. So if-"

"Are you done?" Eric interrupted again.

"Yeah, I guess."

"Good night.

"Okay, look; It's not a difficult concept."

"Oh, so now I'm stupid?"

"I never said that. I just- Never mind, can we just get to work?"

"That depends, do you think I'm stupid?"

"No!"

"Then why are you being condescending?"

"I'm not!"

"And now you're lying to me!"

"I am not!"

"Another lie!"

"Christ, James, can we just get back to your lesson?"

"No! Apparently I'm too stupid to understand it!"

"Or you're just trying to avoid work by picking fights."

"So now I'm stupid and lazy and overly aggressive?"

"Shut up, James! Please, can we just finish this?"

"And now I'm stupid and lazy and overly aggressive and I talk too much?"

"Would it shut you up if I said yes?

"Yes!"

"Then yes!"

"Fine!"

"Okay then!"

"Good!"


A pause, and then; "So what's the answer to number six again?"
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Re: Write a short story using only dialogue.

Postby HwoThumb » January 29th, 2014, 4:53 pm

Very bump! Much post! So forum! Wow!
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Re: Write a short story using only dialogue.

Postby Master_72 » January 29th, 2014, 5:18 pm

Although I am currently procrastinating an should be doing something productive, as unofficial ruler of Forum Games, it is my duty to partake in every game at least once.

"So, this is my champion"
"..."
"A helpless, masked, hooded fighter clad in the least intimidating of colours"
"..."
"I mean, I hosted this tournament because I was aware of the huge amount of powerful and deadly fighters that inhabited this realm. I was expecting that electric teleporting guy to make it, or the red robot, or even that scantily-clad she-beast. But you... You look like you should have been killed in the second round"
"..."
"I've examined each one of you pathetic Mortals fight in this tournament, sitting upon my throne, commanding you to finish off the defeated foe. For some reason, however, I don't think I remember you"
"..."
"I am aware you have a sword. It is quite nice"
"..."
"Shah, What is the reason to interrogate my opponent before their untimely demise if they refuse to speak. This was intended to be the good moment"
"..."
"Your friends, followers and others shall witness your death at my hands. I am the ruler. Prepare, To Die. Begin!"
"Come Here!"
*Shink!*
"Gah!"
"Get Over Here!"
*Stab!*
"RRggh, Is that your best!?"
"There is no justice..."
"What are you talking abouuuuut"
*Retract sword*
"The ruler has been defeated! all hail the newcomer, wielding his deadly sai!"

I will award you half a kudo if you can guess the character's names and the context.
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Re: Write a short story using only dialogue.

Postby HwoThumb » January 29th, 2014, 7:20 pm

OH LOOK ANOTHER THING WITH ALIENS

"How goes the research project?"
"Eh, not well."
"Did something happen?"
"Well, we were spotted."
"Oh, crap."
"Twice."
"Oh, crap"
"Yeah. I mean, the creatures only caught a glimpse of us, but they started shooting at us right away."
"Was anyone hurt?"
"Are you kidding me? The kinetic shields absorbed everything they sent our way."
"Good."
"No, not good. Now they think we're some sort of monsters."
"Didn't they think that before? Isn't that why they started shooting?"
"Yeah, but now they think we're monsters with indestructible magic armor."
"Heh. Not entirely untrue."
"Come one, be serious. This is a problem! They've actually started to integrate us into their culture."
"You're kidding."
"I wish! So now the stories tell of 'gigantic, fire breathing, flying beasts with scales made of diamond.' because apparently laser guns, spaceships, and shields are those things."
"This would be hilarious if it weren't so serious."
"We've decided to pull all research on Sol-3 for a while. Give them time to forget about us before we can start looking into the human's situation again."
"That sucks. That's an expensive mistake if I've ever heard one."
"The Dray-gon high command is going to be pissed with they find out."
"Well, at least nobody got hurt. In twenty years or so, they'll forget all about us."
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Re: Write a short story using only dialogue.

Postby SuitedDevil » February 5th, 2014, 4:02 pm

"Hey Jeff, smells good in here. You grilling?"
"Yeah."
"Cool. Cool. You seen my dad?"
"Yeah man. He was delicious."
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Re: Write a short story using only dialogue.

Postby Melody-Pika » July 30th, 2014, 11:31 am

"Drake, what the hell are you doing in my room."
"Uh," my brother said. "Using the tablet."
"Did you ASK if you could barge into my room and steal the tablet?" I asked slowly and deliberately.
"Well, er-OW! What the f*ck?!"
"DROP THAT AND GET OUT OF MY ROOM, ASS!"
"Drip dat en git outta meh rewm, ahss. OWWW!"
"Get out before I lay a beatdown on your sorry ass."
"I'll tell Dad when he gets back!"
"I'll tell him you invaded my personal space and didn't get out when I asked."
"I never heard you as-HEY! Sor-RY,! I'm going, b*tch!"
"No you're not!"

(This actually happened between me and my brother, SmashWaffle!)
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