Still more dialogue I’d like to use in a book one day

Husband wakes at 4:30 a.m. to find his wife gone. Investigating, he finds her slumped on the couch in the living room.

Husband: “What’s wrong?”

Wife, miserably: “I dreamed that the roof sprang a hundred leaks, and I couldn’t get hold of any roofers and my insurance company wouldn’t answer the phone and every time I got a pot under a leak, a new one sprang up and no one would help me.”

Husband, sympathetically: “I’m sorry, dear.”

Wife: “Also, I was married to my sister.”

Husband, wryly: “Personally, I would have made that the headline.”

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, or musing about books and the writing life at
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One Response to Still more dialogue I’d like to use in a book one day

  1. Mom says:

    this is priceless… you must find a way to use it.

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