It is said a picture is worth a thousand words, yet a word or just a few words can conjure a thousand pictures or stories. The imagination based upon previous experience and its own ability to be stimulated to create can conceive many settings or scenarios from the same set of words. Now multiply those possibilities by the number of readers and likely no two will be exactly alike.
How often have we taken favorite quotes from books or movies and used them in real life and a setting quite different from the book or movie.
In the next few months I will write a titled short story that will consist of brief dialogue of a line or so. There may be times I will go beyond dialogue to create a story.
The new feature will be titled “He Said She Said.” I liken them to Gary Larsen’s Farside; at times it will take a fair bit of study to see what is going on.
This is nothing new or creative. Creative writing students are asked to take the same quote and create a story using it.
So that said, her is my first “He Said She said.”
“Put on your flannels and let’s go to Wal-Mart, Baby” he said.
“I hate dressing up,” she said.