The Writing 101 task today was to write a dialogue. I know the correct punctuation and manner of writing conversation but I’ve chosen to ignore it.
A boy and his grandmother walked into the surgery when he just dropped the line,
My arm’s sore. I had an injection at school today.
I don’t know.
What do you mean you don’t know? You let someone stick a needle in you and you don’t know what it’s for?
We had one before.
And you don’t know what it’s for? It was probably the Rubella vaccination.
The conversation on that topic ended as abruptly as it started but walking out after the appointment he suddenly said.
It was for STDs
You had injections for STDs?
Yes, everyone did.
You don’t need injections to stop you getting STDs!
They last for 2 years.
There is a much easier way to stop you getting STDs, just keep yourself to yourself!
He smiled. No more was said but I’m still in awe of this little conversation that just cropped up between an innocent boy and his experienced old grandmother or should that be the other way around?