October 15

A Story in Dialogue

“Hi, Juliet, how goes it?”

“Magnificent, you?”

“Not so good. I think I’ve officially become a disappointment.”

“What makes you say that?”

“Look at me, Alex! My hair has about as much life as a corpse, it’s color unrecognizable. My personality flaws, a lot. And my face cracks a mirror. I am the literal definition of defective.

“You have me.”

“How are you being so nonchalant about this? I thought we were friends!”

“We are.”

“I betcha you don’t remember when my birthday is!”

“Trust me, I know.”

“SURPRISE!”

“A-Alex, what…”

“They just said it, surprise.”

“But it isn’t my birthday…”

“Even better, it’s National Blond Day!”

“But I’m a redhead; and everyone else here is not a blonde.”

“I know.”

“Then why—”

“We’re gonna make fun of it, dumdum.”

oh.”

“Juliet, c’mon over here!”

“It looks like Maria wants to party.”

Fine.”

Watch me whip!

“Juliet, this is my jam!”

“Woo!”

Now watch me Nae Nae.”

“Alex?”

“Yeah?”

“Why’d you do this for me?”

“To prove you wrong.”

“About what?”

“Being a disappointment. Just look at how many people showed up.”

“I guess I was being a bit overdramatic…”

“Not at all. It’s okay to feel unloved sometimes, but when you do, just remember that I’ll always be here to slap you in the back of the head affectionately.”

“You’re awesome, Alex.”

“Yes. And remember, semper ubi sububi.

I have no clue why I wrote this, or if there’s a National Blonde Day. But anyway, hope you like it!