Wednesday, 8 February 2012

I'm Hearing Voices blogfest - part 2 (dialogue)




Here we are, continuing with the I'm Hearing Voices blogfest (which has been soooo very fun already!). Today's task is as follows:

February 8th - Wednesday - Dialogue Introduction: Have two characters introduce each other using only dialogue—no backstory, no internalization, just dialogue between the two. Max 250 words.

My interview takes place between Mason and an unnamed "banshee" woman he meets fairly early on in the story.

Mason: Yo, girly, you got a minute? 
Banshee: Hmph.
Mason: Okay then. Look, uh, you see all these people staring at us? You’re meant to introduce me, and then I can introduce you. It’s just a thing...know what I’m sayin’?
Banshee: Meh. 
Mason: Right. Well ...hey everyone. My name’s...no wait, that’s her job. MY job is to introduce her. And I don’t know her name, but I can tell you she’s a banshee. And I always thought those freaks were all deadly and, like, hated my guts. But lately I’m getting the sneaking suspicion there’s more to them than meets the eye. I’m starting to think that we’ve all been deceived and they’re some seriously convenient scapegoats. Basically, my world’s being tipped upside down and I’m finding...hey wait, I’m meant to talk about her, not me. And so... this here is a banshee. She looks kind of evil, right? Dirty, messed up, with tangled hair and stuff. Well, she’s not so much evil as...hard done by. 
Okay! I think we’re done here, right? Your turn, darlin’—tell these folks a little bit about me. 
Banshee: Pfft........... 
Mason: And on that note...I don’t really know where we can go from here, so... 
Banshee: AHHHHHEM! Is Mason...is smart...is mean... Is listening. Mason good. There. Okay?
Mason: Hey, at this stage I’ll take anything. So yeah, I think we’re okay. Cheers darlin’.

33 comments:

  1. I like how characters introduced each other. They sound like a riot.

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  2. ah! I love this! I want to know more about these Banshee things!

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  3. Nice characters revealed here. Good job.

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  4. Banshee seems like a hard nut to crack but Mason seems to have her number. Nice job!

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  5. Oh, man! I like the banshee. Kudos to you for not using a vampire or zombie, first of all, and second of all for that great last blast of characterization from the banshee. That iced it for me: I want to know more about this character.

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    1. Hi - not sure if you have a blog or not, but I couldn't find one on your profile.

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  6. Banshee is my kinda guy. Calling her "darlin'" says a lot about him.

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  7. I love the way Mason kept going back to talking about himself while introducing the banshee lol!

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    1. Hey Kyra - tried to leave a comment on your blog post but the word verification is playing up, I can't leave comments on any blogs that use it.

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  8. I love Mason already! Good on him for being positive about hanging out with a tight-lipped banshee :)

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  9. Trisha--Mason has some serious personality :) Great introduction! Love it.

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  10. Loved Mason's ability to introduce himself while introducing the banshee . . .

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    1. Heya - not sure if you want people to be able to find a blog or anything? Your profile isn't publicly viewable. Thanks for the comment anyway :)

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  11. he has to be a good guy for banshee to open up like that!
    great slice!

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  12. This made me laugh out loud at the end. Brilliant!

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  13. lol, this is cool. I love both characters.

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  14. I like Mason! And this Banshee thing is really cool!

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    1. Your blog post is another one I can't comment on - word verification roadblock!

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  15. Very well done! Totally love the voice!

    *New Follower!* So nice to *meet* you!

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  16. Thanks everybody, glad you like Mason and the banshee lady :)

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  17. I like! Don't believe I've ever met a banshee before.

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  18. Very fun, I loved the banshee's impatience! And Mason has great voice!!

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  19. "Yo, girl, you got a minutes." Honestly, that said enough right there. I would have stopped reading but it was too funny to stop. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I love the dialogue! And I'm sorry to hear about your friend. *hugs*

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  21. Ha! I love it! The best was how the banshee described Mason. Great voice all around.

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  22. Thanks everyone for the comments :)

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  23. That was so funny! I love the combo of the guy and the banshee trying to talk to each other. The banshee cracked me up.

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  24. I loved it! I've read so many of these that are serious, but this one is hilarious! I loved it.

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  25. This was a great fun read! Brilliant!

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