Life in progress

129. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right


Sunday, January 7th, 3:00pm
Christine and Teddy


Teddy: Mom?

Christine: Yeah, honey?

Teddy: Why is it so cold out?

Christine: ‘Coz it’s winter.

Teddy: Why is it winter?

Christine: ‘Coz that’s just what time of year it is.

Teddy: Don’t bears go to sleep in the winter?

Christine: Yes they do.

Teddy: Why don’t we go to sleep in the winter?

Christine: Because we don’t need to.

Teddy: Do bears need to?

Christine: Yes.

Teddy: Do you need to?

Christine: Only at night.

Teddy: Why do you have to sleep at night?

Christine: Same reason you do.

Teddy: But sometimes I don’t sleep at night.

Christine: I’m painfully aware of that.

Teddy: Does it hurt?

Christine: Not really.

Teddy: Then why do you keep telling me to go to sleep?

Christine: Because you need sleep.

Teddy: Is that why you called me Teddy?

Christine: (regards him) Yes.


Next stop: Monday, January 8th, 7:00pm

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

2 thoughts on “129. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

  1. This is so good! It sounds like a “real” conversation and its just to perfectly spot on. Such a great idea, all these fictional conversations. I imagine doing this every day for a year sharpened your dialogue writing skills.


    • Thanks, Susanne. 🙂 They actually came from my love of writing dialogue. The sparsity of action in these little scenes does make me think carefully about what the characters need to say to make up for it, though. 🙂


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