Saturday, 22 September 2007


-I love you. Do you love me?

-Why don’t you ever say it?
-Say what?

-That you love me.
-Well, I just did, didn’t I?

-No, you didn’t. I asked you if you loved me.
-And I told you I do.

-No, you didn’t. I hate you.
-I don’t.


The weekly theme for IF is Juggle


Mick said...

This story made me laugh out loud, Susu ... forgive me - as the subject is also quite serious in its way - but that's another part of the intended juggle I think. Very, very well done!

I particularly like the image! :D

SusuPetal said...

The dialogue is supposed to be funny...or at least tragically comical:))
(despite the very serious topic:))

This theme was challenging, I almost lost my mind trying to figure what "juggle" means to me...

Elegia said...

The big juggle. I just love your dialogues, Susu. I think you write of your own life ;D

griesmail said...

I did not know what juggle means
In Dutch: goochelen.

this is realy juggle with words.
Also sad
I know what it is...
Like the image

SusuPetal said...

Hah, Elegia, my life isn't funny, Elegia, nor tragical, just plain and ordinary, nothing to write about:))

Words are a puzzle, Griesmail, or they are like doors that open up in a different way to each person.

KennethSF said...

The picture (showing a man trying to downplay something and a woman looking annoyed) hints at the dynamics of this exchange but the lines aren't specifically attributed to him or her. (For example, it doesn't say the woman is the one who asks, "I love you. Do you love me?")

Yet, it's so obvious to us who is saying what. It's a sad commentary on the irreconcilable difference between the two sexes' reasoning methods, isn't it?

SusuPetal said...

Reasoning methods is a swamp you'll easily fall into, Kenneth. Yes, it can be so difficult: the words and the feelings behind the words. It's amazing we're still living, loving and hoping!!
(I usually write my dialogue without describing sex, age etc of those who speak. -it's nice to let people make their own conclusions)

Little Sister Araneida said...

People have to make their own conclusion also on the last line: wether the speaker is saying: "I don't hate you." Or: "I don't hate myself."

SusuPetal said...

Ha ha, that's true, Little Sister! Words are funny, you'll never know...

Peter said...

Just wonderful!!!

SusuPetal said...

Love is, Peter:))