Weekly Writing Challenge: Dialogue
Find the full challenge here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/writing-challenge-dialogue/
Summary: Nothing draws me into a post like an opening scene with dialogue. It doesn’t matter if you’re writing fiction, nonfiction, memoir, or even journalism: Drop me in the middle of the action. Make me a fly on the wall. I guarantee I’ll be instantly engaged, wondering who these people are. Or write as if you’re a character in your own story, and you’ve pulled me along for the adventure.
“Where is my leg supposed to go again?” I said, balancing precariously on the edge of the mattress. It was spectacularly difficult to try to appear sexy and graceful while also trying to do what felt like advanced yoga while naked, sweaty, and attempting to keep his penis inside me.
“Um, I think it goes on this side,” he replied, gesturing as he studied the drawing in the book.
I shifted my weight. The arm that had kept me delicately dangling on the edge of the bed gave out. He caught me as I collapsed, falling off the edge of the bed into a fit of giggles. His hand under my head braced my fall and he landed gently on top of me just where he belonged.
“That was a close call,” he whispered, voice husky. My giggles disappeared and I became suddenly, beautifully aware of how perfect this moment was.
“Not close enough,” I replied.
The conversation ended there, replaced instead with the most beautiful, inarticulate symphony I could ever hope to be a part of.