“Are you listening to me?” Andrew asked.
Alice glared at Andrew. “Are you having me on?”
“Absolutely not. Actuality is my middle name.”
“As you are not joking,” said Alice, “perhaps you’d care to tell me how a deaf person can listen.”
Andrew raised his eyebrows. “Although deaf people cannot hear, they are well able to listen. Are you not aware of that?”
“Ah,” said Alice. “And your point is…?”
Annoyed, Andrew wrote in capital letters: “A LISTENER DOESN’T NEED TO BE ABLE TO HEAR. A LISTENER NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND ALL MESSAGES, VISUAL AS WELL AS AURAL.”
“Are you saying I don’t listen to you?”
Andrew smiled, nodded and wrote, “Apparently my message is finally seeping into your brain.”
“Am I allowed to take these headphones off now? Arnold Schoenberg isn’t my favourite composer.”
Hmm, not one of my better stories. They will get better, I promise.
The B story will appear on Sunday.
19 replies on “A Story for the #atozchallenge”
I thought that was fun! Sorry I haven’t been commentng much, as typing is hard since I had my shoulder replaced.
Thanks, Cathy 🙂
I hope typing gets easier very soon.
Sounds like a fun challenge.
It is. I’ve also learned a lot from it in the past.
I’m in favour of any story, which raises awareness of “invisible” disabilities. Sue
That’s an interesting term. I want to investigate that.
If that’s not one of your better stories, I can’t wait to see what comes next. Excellent start to the Challenge.
Keith’s Tiny Tales! My obscure word today is Absquatulate
Thank you 🙂
Interesting. i read it twice to catch all the nuances. I especially liked “…Although deaf people cannot hear, they are well able to listen…”
CD Coffelt at UnicornBell
Sometimes restricting writing with rules causes you to write things you wouldn’t otherwise have thought of. I think that’s how that sentence came about.
an amazing story. i loved it. i like the message too.
This is a fun A-Z theme! 🙂
Glad you like it.
Great story! I hope you have lots of fun with the challenge.
I tried to comment on your blog, but it didn’t work. You don’t have the name/url option and the WordPress one refused to publish.
Visiting on the 2nd day of the #Challenge. This is what I love about A to Z, finding new fellow writers. I’ll be back. If you have time between your own writing and hotels and inns call to you, come and see me. Moving on to a Saturday afternoon of reading #Challenge blogs.
I will 🙂