give and take



A: There is a bin inside the door.

B: I told you I would get in. Full scholarship. Yes, at my brother’s place. His wife in the background talking, yes.

A: Did you hear me? Stop throwing your seeds on the floor.

B: Heading out for Chicago tomorrow and then to the coast for a few days. Maybe up to Canada; I haven’t decided.

A: I don’t care about your problems. Get the broom and start sweeping.

B: No, I will call you from the road. Just waiting for my brother to get back. He owes me some money.

A : Life is full of challenges, believe me.

B: I will talk to you later. Looks like a storm is rolling in across the lake. Ciao.

A: You have no idea what darkness is. Not really.

B: Will he be back home soon? I need to go.

A: Stop. I know you are scared and angry, but stop. I don’t want to hear about it any more.

B: Why did you slap me? My face is bleeding.

A: Here Kleenex. You are dripping everywhere.

B: Where is he? He should have been here by now. I need to go. This is my chance to start over. You can understand that can’t you?

A: He isn’t due home for hours.

B: Don’t try to kiss me. Leave me alone.

A: Come in and sit with me.


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