Bartleby Snopes holds an annual dialog only writing contest. I'm not very good with dialog, but improving, and this story was written in dialog only for practice. If you're ready to try your hand at it, check out the contest. And excuse my lack of quotation marks. Hey, I'm still one post behind in the blog challenge. That's my excuse.
Law firm, may I help you?
Hey, how’s your day? Wait. You’re at school. What’s wrong?
I’m at Grandma’s!
Because Doctor Ginsberg said I should take it easy for the rest of the day.
Doctor? Why? Why didn’t you call me?
School said they couldn’t get you so they called Grandma and Papaw took me to the doctor I got a cool sling but I don’t have to wear it to bed but I want to wear it to school.
What? A sling? Where?
At the doctors! Oh, he said to remind you to get rid of the trampoline but I told him we’re keeping it.
Great. What body part is injured?
How did you hurt your arm? Do I need to come and get you?
No way, I’m playing scratch off tickets with Papaw.
I see. How did you hurt your left arm?
It was awesome! We were having a contest to see who could hang on the monkey bars longest. Wait, how do you know it’s my left arm?
You are scratching lottery tickets. You are right handed. Hanging from frozen metal is awesome?
No silly Mom. That’s why I had my mittens on. ‘Til I fell off. I lost my mittens.
I think I know where to find your mittens.
Gotta go, Papaw just won twenty bucks! What a great day.