A Writer’s Book of Days Exercise: Fragment

“You’re crazy.”

“You’re the one who said she wasn’t going to stop.”

“She needed to know what she’d be facing.”

“Yes, and now she needs to be taught how to face it. I cannot do that.”

“What makes you think I can?”

“You teach, you train. It’s what you do.”

“I do not train children.”

“She’s seventeen. She’s no longer a child.”

“People stay children far longer than that.

“And some become adults far sooner. Speak with her, please.”

“You’re not going to give this up, are you?”

“Of course not. It’s important.”

“Fine. One chance, that’s it.”

“Thank you.”



by | Sep 9, 2011