CWR210: Week 9

Exercise 17:

Write a poem about a dinner party, using fragments of (real or imagined) conversation to  drive the poem.

Dessert Time

“He’s dead!”
“No, he’s not! Don’t be daft!”
“Well, kick it then. Kick the body. See if it moves!”
Thwack!
“Oh my God, you’re right! Hes dead!”
“What’s Mum gonna say? Bugger! Bugger! Bugger!”
“Mum? You’re freaking out about Mum? What the hell is Dad gonna do? He’s gonna go apeshit!”
Silence.
“We have to hide the body!”
“Good idea! Grab his big end!”
“Oomph! How did he get so heavy?”
Ice Cream“Don’t. Know. Don’t. Care. Just. Heave!”
“Here?”
“Yep, here will do.”
“What now?”
“We act normal. Like nothing happened.”
“Ummmm?!? HOW?”
“Let’s go eat dessert. We will just seem normal if we eat ice-cream at the dinner table”

Mother whispers:
“Sssh, quick!. The children are coming. We can’t let them know what we’ve done. Just act normal. Come! Let’s eat ice-cream at the dinner table”

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