Attentive Resistance

ENGL210 Introduction to Creative Writing

Second fiction assignment (due Sunday 03/24 by 6pm)

Your second fiction assignment is to write a word-for-word transcription (no-editing) of a conversation you overhear. The conversation should be around 1-2 minutes. Post on the blog by 6pm on Sunday so we can all read each other’s work before class.

You can get more creative with it if you’d like, but the format might look something like this:

Person A: Blah blah blah and then he said blah.

Person B: Well, I heard that blah blah blah.

Person A: No blah-ing way.

Etc….

13 thoughts on “Second fiction assignment (due Sunday 03/24 by 6pm)

  1. Person A: So I went on the school trip today and I told one of the kids to put away their phone right, and he said go f*#k yourself.
    Person B: Well I am not saying what the kid said to you was proper, but your job was to only be a chaperone not a teacher or dean.
    Person A: Yea but still, and get this I told our boss about it and he said well you were there only to assist the teachers not enforce the rules. Like he didn’t care really that a kid disrespected me. Such a great boss we have right?
    Person B: Well the boss has a point, as a counselor you have to defuse a situation and handle it on your own without really any help from other counselors and if the situation escalates go and tell the teachers.
    Person A: Yea well I don’t know. It is just the boss tells me one thing, but a minute later he changes his mind like which is it.
    Person B: Well all I’m gonna say before I go is just stay out of his way, be on his good side because from what I see and from what your telling me you seem to get off on getting him angry.

  2. Me:So, Taylor question
    Taylor: No you can’t have my kidneys.
    Me: Nowait what? No not that… what? More important.
    Taylor: What’s up?
    Me: Why is Teddy’s profile picture a bad character from an even worse movie.
    Taylor: Oh no who is it?
    Me: It’s the main guy from that movie Shark Tale.
    Taylor: Oh god… I don’t know I guess for the jokes.
    Me: Ah makes sense

  3. Darren: Summer is a coming!
    Meghan: Oh really?
    Darren: Yes, despite all the gusty wind, I cannot wait to travel, and explore.
    Meghan: That is true, March is almost over, may will bye, including April.
    Darren: Then June!
    Meghan: Then June. And right back to school enough.

  4. Samantha Aversano

    Overheard at a restaurant…
    Person 1: Sabbath is a holiday actually. When I was there, there were people dancing and singing while people were praying!

    Person 2: Did the people praying get angry that people were dancing?

    Person 1: No.

    Person 3: They used to put people on crosses to showcase the body of a person who did something wrong. They must have done that everywhere.

    Person 1: Yeah they did it Rome too probably.

    Person 2: Did you know hangman was created because when they would hang someone who was poor they’d ask them to spell a word because they couldn’t spell and if they got it right they lived but if they didn’t they died?

    Person 3: Really?

    Person 2: Yeah I found that out online because they couldn’t afford education they couldn’t spell.

    Person 1: Yeah You know hangings used to take 30 minutes.

    Person 2: What? 30 minutes? Why?

    Person 1: Because nowadays they drop you and you instantly die but back then only the floor would drop below your feet and you’d end up hanging. The rope went around here (he pointed to under his chin) and you’d slowly be unable to breathe.

    Person 2: Oh gosh that’s awful.

    Person 1: Yeah that’s where don’t pull my leg came from, the family would pull the legs of the person to speed up the process. Since it took so long.

    Person 2: Oh god that’s awful. Oh, I hate that.

    There was silence

    Person 2: God I hate that, they pulled their legs…

    Person 1: Yeah, have you ever heard of whopper? They used to hang pirates in cages off the London bridge in cages and during low tide, they’d be fine but during high tide, they would be fully submerged and bloat.

    Person 2: Ew that’s so gross. Pirates would do that?

    Person 1: No! They put pirates in the cages on display.

    Person 2: I can’t believe the family had to do that.

  5. Mother: Have you spoken to your aunt lately?
    Me: No, I haven’t called today. Why?
    Mother: Because they called me and told me that there was a 6.1, 6.2 magnitude earthquake around 12 pm in Versalles, Colombia. It was horrific!
    Me: I can’t believe it! How’s everybody at home?
    Mother: Thank God everybody is okay. Your uncle was working in the plantations and he went running home because he thought the house came down, it was really strong!
    Me: Wasn’t my aunt traveling?
    Mother: Yes, she went to visit Diana and she told me that she was really worried because she thought she was going to die because parts of the ceiling were falling apart but thank God it did not last long or else we would have gotten bad news.
    Me: And my grandparents?
    Mother: They were home alone in the second floor and your grandmother can’t go down the stairs so they were praying God.
    Me: Oh Mom! At least everybody it’s okay and unconcern now. It seems that those earthquakes are happening very often now. We have to call more often.
    Mother: Yes my love, we never know when tragedy will arrive.

  6. Person A : Does anyone want to form a study group for math?
    Person B : Yes, definitely.
    Person C : Honestly I’m so lost in this class.
    Person B : Me too, when did you want to have the study group?
    Person A : Free hour works for me, what about you guys?
    Person B : Monday or Wednesday, I have a meeting on Wednesday.
    Person C : Actually would Tuesday work?
    Person A : I’m not on campus Tuesdays or Thursdays. So free hour Monday?
    Person C : I have class from 10-5 on Monday and Wednesday, can we do it after?
    Person B : We could meet right after class on Monday, let’s say 4:30?
    Person A : I guess I can do that. Where are we going to meet? Kielly?
    Person B : Doesn’t the library have study rooms with boards we can use?
    Person A : Pretty sure. I guess one of us should go make an appointment for the library?
    Person C: I could just come when I get out of class at 5.
    Person B : Can we talk about this more after class? I think other people want to join and we need to pick a time and place that works out for everyone.
    Person A : Yeah, ok.
    Person C: That seems fair, yeah.

  7. Overheard in Buffalo, NY. Two drunk girls I shared an Uber to an Ariana Grande concert with.
    Person A: I meant that there’s people… that would not mind being with him. But like…
    Person B: I think I got to go to the bathroom.
    Person A: Like he is just such a p**sy. You got to go to the bathroom?
    Person B: Yeah.
    Person A: Sh*t or… what?
    Person B: No, just pee.
    Person A: Oh… I’m so motherf**king excited.
    Person B: Oh. I know, that song’s my fave.
    Person A: What song is your favorite??
    Person B: God is a Woman!
    Person A: OH, yes!
    Person B: We’re gonna see NorMANI.
    Person A: I KNOW, I can’t even believe it.
    Person B: *starts singing* So baby, tell me where your love lieeessss
    Person A: *joins* Waste the day and spend the nighhhtt
    Person A & B: Underneath the sunriseeee
    Person A & B: *giggle in unison*

  8. Person A: So we didn’t have a clinical because of the snow storm the other day, which is not our fault because the school canceled it, and I have life and I have plans and work.
    Person B: so?
    person A: All the other classes was ok with it, except my professor, who was like ‘since u missed, u have to attend an AA meeting and write a reflection on it’. so my friend and I googled AA meeting video and wrote about, and she liked it.
    Person B: Wow what is an AA meeting though?
    Person A: Haha, Alcohol anonymous! do I look like an alcoholic to you?
    Person B: Um…
    Person A: B**** don’t answer that, anyways, they have crazy hours scheduled for these meetings.
    Person B: So a non

  9. Person A: So we didn’t have a clinical because of the snow storm the other day, which is not our fault because the school canceled it, and I have life and I have plans and work.
    Person B: so?
    person A: All the other classes was ok with it, except my professor, who was like ‘since u missed, u have to attend an AA meeting and write a reflection on it’. so my friend and I googled AA meeting video and wrote about, and she liked it.
    Person B: Wow what is an AA meeting though?
    Person A: Haha, Alcohol anonymous! do I look like an alcoholic to you?
    Person B: Um…
    Person A: B**** don’t answer that, anyways, they have crazy hours scheduled for these meetings.
    Person B: So a non alcoholic can participate too?
    Person A: Thats the crazy part, and you know how they say anonymous, thats just bs like seriously, simply due to the fact they posted video online of the meetings.
    Person B: Wow that is crazy.
    –Mursal

  10. Person A: I’ll babysit, not the whole day, I’ll pick him up at 12pm and drop him off at 4pm.
    Person B: ooh grandma letting him go.
    Person A: No we have to kidnap him when she not looking.
    Person B: So how you saying the time so loud for her to hear.
    Person A: It don’t matter she going to be out running errands.
    Person B: You hear that Pam, she running off with your grandchild.
    Person A: Shhhh, that don’t mean you have to spill the beans.
    Person B: Unacceptable, I’m spilling all the beans.
    Person A: I know who I’m not robbing a bank with.
    Person B: yeah I know, cause once they play good cop bad cop I’m telling all the story.
    Overheard at Sunday dinner between two aunts.

  11. Person A: When samsung makes a stainless steel makes a black appliance then we can get it.
    Person B: Why do we need it stainless steel black, why not just regular stainless steel.
    Person A: Because it will match the other appliances that we are getting.
    Person B: But why samsung, the reviews aren’t good?
    Person A: Only some are bad, the majority is good though.
    Person B: And how are we going to get it home? Do we need a truck?
    Person A: It should fit in my car.
    Person B: Does it really have to match we can have it secluded so it will be a little darker.
    Person A: Well why don’t we just go and see it…

  12. A: Ahhh! You missed it!!!
    B: Missed what?
    C: We got the special candle for person x’s surprise birthday ‘party’
    B: Ohmigod did you get a pic I want to. Just. See his face. With the candle. The look of defeat and acceptance I-
    A: *lightly bangs fist on table* I SHOULDVE TAKEN A PIC
    B: We came up with the idea!!! You did it without me, y’all are such bad friends, I put so much effort into that and-
    C: Did you just call us friends?
    B: Uh, I meant FRENEMIES
    C: Too late. FRIENDS.

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