Friday Fictioneers – Dialogue


Photo by Renee Heath


Suddenly, the lights went out. Both were quite thankful it happened. Sometimes honesty travels better through the dark.


One thinks:

We want a new beginning. But is there such a thing?

Because there’s no going back from molten passion and solidified pain.

Maybe I’ll just let the flame flicker.


The other thinks:

We yearn for a brighter glow. But is it worth it?

For when one builds a flame, somebody may get burned.

Maybe I should just keep my distance.


They say it takes around 10 minutes before the eyes completely adjust to the dark. Will it be enough for them to see each other?


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18 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Dialogue

    • Glad you liked it. I was trying to format it to make the two statements run side by side. But as always, my technical expertise is completely unreliable. So it’s such a relief that the metaphors managed to get the message across. Cheers!

    • Thanks Jessie. There’s this formatting thing (which I thought would make the punch more effective) that I wanted to do but while it translated in desktop and laptop monitors, it looks like a printer alignment error when viewed on mobile. Hence, I ditched the idea. Nevertheless, I am glad to receive a positive feedback on the content alone. Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Francis, It seems these characters both want to be cautious which isn’t a bad thing. It will probably either be a better relationship or they’ll just remain or part friends. Well written. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Thanks, Susan. I agree with the potential dispositions that may take place. It’s filled with what-if’s that we will never know. Maybe it all depends on how we wanna look at how it will end. Cheers!

  2. I think this is sad, as it seems they both have the desire to move forward, but are afraid of what might happen if they take that chance. But if they don’t, nothing will change. And if they only think, but don’t communicate, it’s sure that nothing will happen. Well-portrayed and I really like your closing sentences.


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