As I mentioned in my last post Sonia, on her blog, ‘Doing The Write Thing’ has set a challenge for April. The idea is to write a story using only dialogue, no speech marks, no description. She said that it could be a texting conversation ……..
The Trouble With Text Messages
Hi mum. Hope ur feelN wel. cn u plz snd sum £. tnx
Dear Mark. I am afraid i did not understand your last message. It is taking me quite a while to get used to this texting thing. I am still not sure that i understand addictive text. Have you settled in alright. I must work out how to do question marks. This message is taking me an age to write. It would have been quicker to phone. Do you need any money. Love mum xxx
Mum. plz rng. nd £ stat. tnx
Hello Mark. You will be pleased to hear that i’ve worked out how to insert punctuation marks, including question marks! Did you like that exclamation mark? Unfortunately i still find your messages a complete mystery. I showed your gran, but she’s no idea either. Your dad thinks you are probably sending them after you’ve had one or two pints too many. I hope you aren’t drinking too much? Do you need any money? ps how do you do capital letters? Love mum xxx
Mum. nstrife. nd £ ASAP posbL. tnx.
Mark. You must stop sending me messages when you are drunk. They make absolutely no sense whatsoever. Do you need any money? Love mum xxx
cmng. hom satdy. nd £. Rriving on 18 zug. cn dad pik me ^. tnx.
Hello Mark. Mrs. B. next door has shown me how to do capital letters. I showed her your messages but she didn’t understand them. I think that she thinks you are on drugs or something. You’re not are you? As you seem to be OK for money your Dad and I have decided to splash out on a six-week cruise. We are leaving early Saturday morning. I will text you when I get back. I don’t think I will be able to do it on the ship I’m sure our BT contract doesn’t work abroad. Love Mum xxx