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Misinterpreting

for RM Stockton's March Madness Challenge

By Heather HublerPublished 4 months ago β€’ Updated 14 days ago β€’ 1 min read
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This piece was written for RM Stockton's March Madness Challenge! I did a slightly different take on the idea. This conversation just popped up in my head. Not sure what that says about my own state of madness, lol :)

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Do you reckon I'm mad?

What do you mean, like angry?

No, I mean crazy. Off my rocker. You know...mad.

Well I dunno, are you?

I'm not sure. That's why I came to you, isn't it?

No need to get angry, mate. I see now why you asked.

I didn't ask if I was angry! For fuck's sake, never mind.

Now just calm down a minute. I forgot you changed the question.

I didn't change anything!

Well, I'm not going to respond until you get your temper under control.

Humpfffff.

That's it, let out all your frustrations. Breathe in. Breathe out.

Huh, that was actually quite helpful. Thanks.

No problem, mate. Now what was the other question you had?

For the love of all things holy, THERE WAS ONLY ONE QUESTION!!!

(Pointed staring and tapping of foot)

(Disbelief and internal swearing)

(Continued staring and silence)

Fine! I'll ask my other question...again. Do you reckon I'm mad?

What do you mean, like angry? Yeah, I think you are.

Well, this has been enlightening. So glad we had this chat.

Me too, cos I really think you could do with some therapy.

I'm leaving now.

Okay see ya, mate. Let me know how your anger counseling goes! I'm here for you, man.

(Middle finger salute, walking away)

Poor guy, he's lucky he has me to help sort things out.

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That's all my crazy for today folks!!

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Comments (15)

  • Flamance @ lit.3 months ago

    Great job congratulations

  • JBaz3 months ago

    Love the banter, I believe I may have had conversations like this in the past,(Or was it this morning with my wife?) this was funny and gave me the boost I needed today

  • I nearly snorted my tea out my nose reading this, Heather! Hilarious! Your 'state of madness' fits right in here! :D

  • Christy Munson4 months ago

    This piece is hilarious! OMG so funny!

  • Hahahahahahahhahaha this made me laugh so much! It was so relatable. I can see myself as the person who asked the question 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

  • What? I didn't say anything. I mean before that. What comes before anything? Not in the dictionary. Who said anything about a dictionary? You implied it when you stated that "what" comes before "anything". There are lots of words that come before "anything" in the dictionary, but "what" isn't one of them. Actually it does anytime it's used in part of a definition for any word that comes before "anything". It's true that "any" comes before "anything" but "anytime", while close, still doesn't come before it. Yes it does. What? Not what. It. "Anytime" comes before "it". What are you even talking about? I didn't say anything. You were the one who started in with "what". Are you sure about that? Not really. I'd have to go back to the beginning to figure it all out. BTW, What's on second. Who's on first.

  • Hannah Moore4 months ago

    Annoying, for sure!

  • Babs Iverson4 months ago

    Creative and humorous!!! Cleverly written!!! Love it!!!β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•

  • Novel Allen4 months ago

    It seems the dude is the mad hatter here, yet are we not all mad in some way. All writers are mad, it stands to reason. Where else do the ideas emanate from, I ask?

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    Okay, that was mad. And yes you are. That's why I love ya, you Nerd.

  • Rachel Deeming4 months ago

    I talk to myself all the time but generally, I'm more supportive than accusatory. It reminds me of a quote from popular British comedy "Blackadder" where the hero of the piece states that he talks to himself as it is "the only way to guarantee sane conversation."

  • ROCK 4 months ago

    I am losing it with you Heather; let's do an interview, a psycho-duet, a pirouette of madness! I will get out my old cassette player and you can play the shrink. That is, unless you want me to. Psycho rhyming quest que c'est? Background: Talking Heads bobbling in formaldehyde?

  • KJ Aartila4 months ago

    Oh! The poor Dude - with friends like that ... right???

  • Yep you are definitely insane Heather πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    bahahahahahahaahahahah. baguette. Loved it. Very clever and very insane lol.

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