She mumbled, then realising her mistake, she leaned forward, colliding with the microphone. The thud made everyone wince.
“Sorry. sorry,” she said.
“Could we get on with this?”
“Yes, sorry.” She scrambled with her notes. “Umm. Everything is going to be all right.”
“Umm, yes,” she said.
“Look. I know you think you could do a better job as the voice in her head, but surely you can come up with something better than that. At least the current announcer has pizazz. Attitude. Yanno, style?”
“Umm, yeah, about that. I’m just sorta thinking that, um, well, something with a little less style and a little more, um, well, kinda uplifting.”
“Well, yeah. Like: Everything is going to be all right.”
Another long pause.
“Don’t call us, sweetheart.”
This week’s Writing Adventure Group theme #21: “Message in a Bottle” It’s part of human nature that we sometimes wish we could communicate with our younger selves, our unreasonable selves, our subconscious selves, our self-destructive selves, our more innocent selves, or any number of other us-es that we all seem to have within. In this week’s WAG, consider the way we talk to ourselves, the tapes we play inside our heads, and write a piece: fiction or non-fiction, about yourself, a character, or someone else. As usual no limits and no rules. One-two-three Write!
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