“WAG #6: Overheard” Another people-watching exercise this week! This time, let’s listen! Choose a stranger and do your best to overhear what they say, and then write it down. It can be on the phone, to someone else, or even them talking to themselves. What does their voice, word choice, or tone tell you about them? Feel free to write their exact words OR write it as you would for fictional dialogue. By now you guys know the rules aren’t what’s important, but the experience!
My overheard conversation (in a bar as you might guess). I've thought of adding to it, but I think it is complete unto itself.
"I thought you gave up drinking for Lent?"
"Then what are you doing here and why are you drunk?"
"I gave up drinking. I didn't give up bars."
"And if you gave up drinking why are you drunk?"
Long pause ...
"You know, I really don't know. Ask me later, when I'm sober."
Also a brief plug. If you write you probably love words. If you do and you haven't gone to http://www.savethewords.org/ go now, before it is too late. Save a word, while you still can.