(A young girl in her early twenties walks into an open space from seemingly out of no where.)
Man Already in the Room: Who are you? (He checks the girl out as he asks the question.)
Girl: Hi, I’m Avery. Who are you, you look familiar.
Man Already in the Room: Hugh Laurie.
Avery: Aren’t you that guy that plays House on TV?
Hugh: Not exactly, I’m what the girl who writes about us pictured him to be for a story. Same crass attitude, but not a doctor.
Avery: I thought you were British, what happened to your accent?
Hugh: She doesn’t do accents very well.
Avery: Which story did you come from?
Hugh: The pirate story. I was the captain, and I went down with the ship. No one actually saw me die though, so there’s a good chance I’ll make a comeback. What about you, what story were you in?
Avery: I was taking care of my sick grandmother, when she died she left everything to me.
Hugh: So you scored big?
Avery: (Looking somewhat put off by his comment.) No, all she had was this old house where she used to rent out rooms to travelers that were passing through. A couple of weeks after she passed this guy broke in and tied me up, starting pull up the floor boards look for some treasure his grandfather had hidden there.
Hugh: He rough you up a little bit? (Trying to find something to keep his interest in the conversation?)
Avery: He hit me a few times, drug me up the stairs by my hair. I shot him dead at the end, and my boyfriend and me ran off with the loot.
Hugh: (After hearing this last bit he perks up a little.) Sounds like you know how to party. But if he was dead, why not just stay?
Avery: He said he had friends and that they were coming too.
Hugh: So she left your story open too.
Avery: Seems that way. What do we do now?
Hugh: Wait, she’ll either write more about you, or not and you’ll start to fade away.
Avery: How long have you been here?
Hugh: Longer than you. (He says in a snarky way before looking around the room.) But not as long as that fairy witch and her magic bowl of water.
written for: The Daily Post – Dialouge
photo by: Matmoon
February 6, 2014
A Conversation in My Head