In which nothing happens.

“Looks like rain.”

“I believe you may be right.”

“Best bring in the dogs, and the bicycles as well. Cruel to leave them out if it thunderstorms.”

“Cruel to leave out bicycles?”

“Well, more the dogs than the bicycles, I’ll grant you. But bicycles can rust.”

“True, but they’ll feel no pain for the rust. They have no anima, no spark of life. They are mere inanimate objects.”

“The children who ride them, however, do have anima. They will feel pain, surely, if their bikes grow rusted and unrideable through our inaction.”

“I’ll get the dogs, you get the bikes.”

24 comments:

  1. Yup. Always bring in the bikes!

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  2. It's so tough to out-wit a kid, or an argumentative adult. Nicely done.

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  3. Very believable conversation. Well done.

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  4. David, Good story and great natural dialogue. When someone's right, they're right. Well done. : ) ---Susan

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  5. Great story - I really did like the dialogue. Kids don't rust? Then why are they always covered with dirt and stuff - at least mine were! Good story! Nan

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  6. Dear David,

    Smooth dialogue. So? Stop talking and get out of the rain! Good job.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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