Snippets of Phone Conversations on March 13

6:56 a.m. – Dad

Dad:  “…just got back from our morning walk through the village, and playing off-leash in the dog park….this dog has me in training…..did you know Kona even has her own piggy bank for all the change we find?…..” ( I smile and my heart melts) 

10:50 a.m. – daughter 

Daughter: “Mom, you should see this Shark Ion Robot. Andrew’s parents got it for us and we named it R2D2…..It has the aura of a pet….we talk to it like it’s our dog…..does it seem strange, having petlike feelings for a vacuum?” (I chuckle, feel blessed at the miracle of my grown child)

12:55 p.m. – neighbor

Me: “Yes, we can hear the planes….No, we are not the ones flying them…..I’m so sorry the noise is disturbing you…….I’m not sure if they have to have a permit for an air show, no…..”(I shake my head and roll my eyes)

1:10 p.m. – husband 

Me: “He just called me, too….yes….I told him we don’t even own a plane……,So how is the very same one who shoots an entire bucket of tannerite at random times and practices target shooting every Sunday afternoon complaining about the air show noise???…..” (I throw my hands up, like a student trying to make sense of a logical fallacy…)

3 Replies to “Snippets”

  1. I'm new to sharing my writing, so I've been struggling with trying to figure out what type of writing to produce. Your piece definitely opened up some options for me. This really gave me a nice glimpse of your experience. Very cool.


  2. Thank you! This conversational phone exchange form is new to me, too. It just became an idea as I was on the phone yesterday thinking, “How can I make this all a slice?” This is how it spilled out onto the paper, and this is how it stayed. I like slicing because I don't feel compelled to rework writing. I'm glad you are seeing different options in the SOL – and congratulations on sharing your writing.


  3. This is a great slice style. I'm going to have to remember it for next year! I like all the snippets, but I think the one from your dad is my favorite. I so charmed by that piggy bank!


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