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04 September 2008 @ 10:41 am
Beginning to listen for other voices  
Me: I know you.
Possible Future Protagonist: I don't think so.
Me: I told your story once.
PFP (shakes head): No, not mine.
Me: Yeah, well--sorry about that. I didn't know it was your story.
PFP (looks at me, a keen glint--a don't-waste-my-time glint--in her eyes)
Me: You know, it's disconcerting when you do that.
PFP (keeps doing it)
Me: I didn't know it was your story, okay? I only knew it wasn't working.
PFP: It began with me. How could you not know?
Me: I knew enough to stop sending it out. Years ago. That's something, right?
PFP: You told a story about outsiders. Peasants. Foreigners.
Me: You're a foreigner.
PFP: I could kill you for that.
Me (laughing): Yeah, I'd like to see you explain that to the Council.
PFP (not laughing): You're a foreigner. There'd be nothing to explain.
Me: To be fair, it began with her, too.
PFP: That's not my problem
Me: It's totally your problem. That's the point.
PFP: Listen, you don't even have my voice right yet. I wouldn't even be saying any of this.
Me: Except the part about killing me.
PFP (hides a small smile): Yeah, except for that. But you're not done with your current protagonist. You have no business talking to me. Come back when you're serious, okay?
Me: You know I'm right.
PFP: You don't know you're right. And I have things to do. Besides, those other protagonists of yours? They're all idiots. Keeping quiet. Fearing to act. Hesitating to wield what power they have.
Me: Show me, then.
PFP: Show you what?
Me: How to get it right.
 
 
 
Jackson Pearcewatchmebe on September 4th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
This cracked me up :)
Janni Lee Simner: Susan Pevensiejanni on September 4th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
:-)
stormywritingstormywriting on September 4th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
*hearts these*

Can I say how many convos I've had in my head that went almost exactly like this?

*rereads*

Um, going back to my cell w/ padded walls now...
Janni Lee Simner: Susan Pevensiejanni on September 4th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
Hey, so long as the nice voices keep talking, a padded cell can be a pleasant place to live. :-)
stormywritingstormywriting on September 5th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
Woah, Deja Vu. I believe we may have had a discussion somewhat similar to this in the past :)

But I suppose you're right. Solitary confinement, I laugh at you.
Janni Lee Simner: Susan Pevensiejanni on September 5th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
Heh. We probably did.

It's always good to know there are other people in other padded cells as weird as oneself, I say. :-)
stormywritingstormywriting on September 5th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
Hee. We may be crazy, but we are crazy people with friends. :)

...That sounds evil.
Pamela D Lloyd: read or diepdlloyd on September 4th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
What I find interesting is that I think I know who you're talking to. I don't think you actually dropped that many clues, and I could be totally wrong, but I have my suspicions. :)
Janni Lee Simner: Susan Pevensiejanni on September 5th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
Heh. You might just have enough information, too.

Email me who you think. Or else, type the first two letters of her name as a reply here. :-)
Pamela D Lloyd: tell me a storypdlloyd on September 5th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
An email has been sent. :)