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A Story for the #atozchallenge

In these stories, each sentence begins with the chosen letter of the day. Today is A, Sunday B, etc.

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“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.”

Headphones

Hmm, not one of my better stories. They will get better, I promise.

The B story will appear on Sunday.

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life.

19 replies on “A Story for the #atozchallenge”

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.

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.

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