Daily Dialogue: Surviving the Monster

I wander the chaos of the mind for forty minutes aimlessly with two women and write what they say. Lately, I’ve been on a horror kick. Probably because part of me feels I’ve been too light in my writing, and I wanna show my range. It’ll get fun again someday soon. Maybe.

Tina
I think it’s still out there.

Angie
It ate… It ate her. And it’s gonna eat us.

Tina
Don’t say that.

Angie
Why the fuck not? Have you seen the car?!

Tina
Yes, but we have to stay–

Angie
That was a car. We’re in a house. Not much else needs to be said.

Tina
If we give up now, we’re dead.

Angie
What good is hope gonna do us now?!

Tina
Not having hope makes people make panicked decisions. If there’s a way out of this, it’s not through a panicked decision.

Angie
It has claws. It can fly. Excuse me for surrendering to despair. It’s just hard to see the silver fucking lining in the cloud when something can kill us from above.

Tina
If you’re panicked, you miss out on the obvious.

Angie
What’s the obvious?! That we’re gonna die?! Because I caught a whiff of that a long time ago!

Tina
It can tear through people and cars.

Angie
Easily!

Tina
So why hasn’t it smashed through the doors? Or windows?

Angie
You… You’re right. Why hasn’t it come in here and killed us?

Tina
Maybe because we haven’t made a panicked decision yet.

Angie
Ok, I’ll calm down. I’m calming down. That’s fucking weird, though.

Tina
Good. And yes, it is. Let’s stay away from them, just in case.

Angie
Ok. Fuck, I see it. It’s outside the window!

Tina
Where?!

Angie
Right there, by the tree! It’s gonna fucking kill us!

Tina
Try to stay calm!

Angie
You saw what it did to my mother! We’re dead!

Tina
It’s still not breaking in! It’s just… standing there. Staring with those red eyes.

Angie
I can hear it breathing.

Tina
Try not to focus on that.

Angie
It still has my mother’s blood around its mouth!

Tina
I know, but don’t– Look away.

Angie
But–

Tina
Look away! You’re gonna get us all killed if you make yourself anymore scared! See that fireplace?

Angie
Yeah.

Tina
Look at it and don’t stop until I tell you to.

Angie
Ok. What’s it doing?

Tina
It’s starting to circle the house. I’m gonna follow it around.

Angie
Don’t leave me alone!

Tina
It can’t get in, for some reason. I have to make sure that nothing’s open for it to come in through. I have to do that, right?

Angie
Y-yeah…

Tina
Tell me what I have to do.

Angie
You have to make sure that it can’t get inside or else we’re dead.

Tina
Can I go do that?

Angie
Hurry back. And keep talking to me.

Tina
I’ll have to shout. Is that ok?

Angie
Yeah. As long as it’s words and not screams.

Tina
Ok. I’m going to the other room. Start talking to me.

Angie
Can you hear me?

Tina
Yeah, go ahead.

Angie
What are you gonna do if we get out of here?

Tina
When.

Angie
What?

Tina
When! When we get out!

Angie
What are you gonna do when we get out?

Tina
I’m gonna try to fuck that guy who keeps coming into the store.

Angie
Heh, you’re not gonna do that.

Tina
What?

Angie
I said you’re not gonna do that!

Tina
Oh yeah?

Angie
You’re too much of a prude for that.

Tina
I think after surviving a monster attack, I can afford to be less conservative about my sex life.

Angie
I still doubt you.

Tina
Wanna bet?

Angie
What?

Tina
I said ten bucks says I’m gonna get laid after this!

Angie
You’re on.

Tina
What about you?

Angie
Have a funeral for my mother.

Tina
She was a good woman.

Angie
Even when I was a bitch.

Tina
Every daughter’s a bitch at some point. At least you patched things up before…

Angie
Yeah…

Tina
You’re just gonna have a funeral?

Angie
What do you mean?

Tina
You have a few decades left in you. You’re just gonna have one funeral during that time?

Angie
Sorry if I don’t have a lot of foresight right now.

Tina
What?

Angie
I said I’ve got too much on my fucking mind!

Tina
Oh. Well, I followed it around and we’re safe.

Angie
What’s keeping it out there?

Tina
I have no idea.

Angie
Where did it go?

Tina
It’s by the car, looking at it.

Angie
How do we get out of this alive?

Tina
Phone! We can call someone!

Angie
The police! They can shoot the fucker to death! Did you see a phone around?

Tina
No, this house is too abandoned for that. Do you have your phone?

Angie
Yeah, but I don’t know if it’ll get recept– Fuck!

Tina
What?!

Angie
The screen’s cracked!

Tina
It’s ok.

Angie
Are you fucking retarded?!

Tina
It’s. Ok. The touchscreen still works.

Angie
But I can’t see anything!

Tina
You’ve had that phone for two years. Making calls is like muscle memory for you by now. Just imagine that you’re dialing 911 and let your fingers move.

Angie
Ok… It worked! I can hear ringing!

Tina
Good!

Angie
It’s still ringing…

Tina
This is a small town, they probably have one person working the phone and they’re having a bathroom break.

Angie
I don’t care, we’re– What was that sound?

Tina
The thing’s pushing the car. Oh no.

Angie
What? What?!

Tina
It’s lifting the car. It’s coming for the window.

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