A dialogue that is not what it seems.

Prompt: Write a dialogue that is not what it seems.

“I know it, Robin, I just know it,” Nancy said. She stared into my eyes the way she did, begging me to see it.

“Now, listen here Nancy,” I said. “This isn’t the first time you’ve thought Adam was up to no good, and each time before, you turned out wrong.”

“Stop it! I know what I saw Robin, I’m not crazy!”

“I didn’t say you were crazy, dear.”

“No? But you think it don’t you?”


“You do! everyone does. The state of California does! My boys do!”

“Tom and Miles love you. I love you, that’s why I’m asking that you listen to me.”

“She’s planning on taking them away from me. She knows I saw them together, and she’s going to take them from me.”

“You and Adam are divorced Nancy.”

“Mary-Ann doesn’t know that, she doesn’t care. She’s been trying to take my life and family since I met her. I hate that trampy devil bitch!”

“Oh my, Nancy, you are getting excited over nothing. Adam is a single man, he can date who he chooses. And from what you’ve told me in the past, Mary-Ann seems a very wholesome girl.”

Nancy covered her face and cried into her hands. “She’s going to take them away Robin. She’s going to take my boys … ”

“Doctor,” Brian said from the doorway behind me. “I think we’re done for today.”

“No,” I said. “I think she needs-”

“-Doctor. Enough.”

Nancy shut us out then. She cried and shook her head. She mumbled curses to Adam, the hospital, Mary-Ann. I closed up my folder and stood. “I’ll never reach her,” I said. “Not with these ridiculous limitations. I know you don’t care about the girl. But If you want results, I need more access.”

“Doctor,” Brian said. “It’s time you left.”






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