Meanwhile, back in the real world…

A large propotion of the dialogue in my fiction writing is appropriated from real-life: conversations I’ve had, snippets I’ve overheard. I constanty have an ear flapping for lines I can use. Sometimes, I’ll overhear pieces I can’t necessarily use, but which are probably worth sharing simply as material, fragmens of life which in many respects provide their own commentary. THe last two day have yielded the following, one of which is timely the other of which… well. I’m just going to put it out there. This is life in the 21st century, as it happens.

 

Colleague 1: I think I’m going to vote to leave. It’s just.. all these immigrants.

Colleague 2: But there’s so much more to it than immigration. A lot’s been made of immigration, but there are other issues. Take the economy…

Colleague 1: I don’t really understand the economy, so I’m going to base my vote on the things I do understand, that matter to me, and I’m rabout the immigrants, taking our jobs and sending child benefit back to their home countries…

 

 

Trendy U-40 mum to her two primary-school age children (approx 6-8): We need to get some food. So, what where should we go, Pret a Manger or Marks & Spencer?

 

 

 

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