Writing 101: A Dialogue

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.

What for?

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?


Author: macmsue

I’m a sister, wife, mother, grandmother, auntie and friend. I prefer to be outside and am interested in photography, nature and different cultures. I believe everything on this earth has a right to be here but some things and some people would be happiest if their space was far away from mine. (Flies and biting bugs take note!) I don’t like housework and think dust is Nature’s way of saying, “This is my space, I was here first.”

2 thoughts on “Writing 101: A Dialogue”

    1. Thanks for commenting and I’m so pleased you picked up on the last line. I was tempted to try and clarify what I meant but your comment makes me so happy that I didn’t 🙂

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