Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Afterwards

"You stupid bastard!"

"I know."

"You stupid, stupid bastard!"

"I know."

"Just how drunk were you?"

"I don't know. Enough."

"Obviously."

"Look, it was a mistake okay? I didn't mean for it to happen."

"Yes, well that's besides the point now, isn't it?"

"I guess."

"So what are you going to do?"

"I don't know. I was thinking maybe I'd go away for a bit."

"Running away won't solve anything."

"It might."

"It won't."

"Yes, well, at least it's something to do."

"I guess."




"So where are you going to go then?"

"I don't know. Somewhere."

"Got any money?"

"Enough."

"You're sure?"

"Ya, I'm okay."

"Well, goodbye then."

"Look, I just wanted to say..."

"Forget it."

"I just wanted you to know..."

"Forget it. Just go."

"...that I'm sorry"

"Just go."

"Right. Goodbye then."

"Goodbye."

"I'll be seeing you."

"No, you won't."

"Oh, right. Well, bye then."

"Bye."

8 comments:

Lekhni said...

This can easily pass off as screenplay for some of those action movies :)

I am glad it's labeled fiction though. For a moment I wondered whether this was also supposed to be another post with godawful poetry.

It didn't look like poetry to me :)

Space Bar said...

You been giving any girls some godawful poetry recently?

Hari Krishnan said...

i m trying to visualise this.... :)

CrazyDiamond said...

heh space bar...that was a good start for the day for us. Reading those links that is.

Anonymous said...

i have a hunch..what space bar said is true..godawful poetry to some poor unsuspecting souls...

km said...

Now why does this remind me of certain office Christmas parties?

Falstaff said...

lekhni: Yes, that's kind of the idea. Though not just action movies - drama more generally.

SB: Of course, what's godawful poetry without a turgid wang or two?

Also, wait, you're the poet, remember?

hari: any luck?

anon: No, no. I never mess with people who supply me with something as essential as coffee.

km: Really? Can I come for your office party this Christmas?

Annamari said...

Drama?! OMG, did you get her pregnant or did you get married in Vegas?
You know the marriage thingy can be undone, the pregnancy – that’s a little bit more complicated.