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A Dialogue. With Myself.

Today was brutal.
You’re telling me.
I need a break.
Candles and a hot bath should do it.
You wanna tell me when I’ll find time for that?
Good point.
Maybe just one glass.
You know you won’t stop there.
Sure I will.
When was the last time you actually did?
Okay, so two glasses.
Granache, maybe.
Think about the headache.
I wonder if they carry that Pinotage I had at Baci.
Should you really be spending that money?
I could always get a box.
Yeah. No empty bottle to accuse you at the end of the night.
Brilliant, right?
Not even a little.
I just need to feel better.
You’ll feel worse tomorrow.
But I’ll feel better tonight.
Yeah, for about three hours.
There’s always Ibuprofen.
Add your kidneys to the casualty list.
I’ll drink lots of water.
I’ve heard that before.
I’m choosing to live in the moment.
Not quite.
Tomorrow has enough trouble of its own.
Exactly. So why add to it?
So I can get through tonight.
Read. Cook. Write. Go to bed early.
I can do all that and have a glass.
Yeah, cause you do all that so well when you’ve “had a glass”.
You know, you really are a prude.
And you’re a lush.
Here’s the turn. Home is left. Wine is right.
Go left. Left. Please, go left.
But he’s not waiting there.
No. He’s not.
Right it is.
Maybe just one glass…
You know I won’t stop there.

20 responses to “A Dialogue. With Myself.”

  1. Kail Kail says:

    Great piece! Enjoy that box!

  2. Avatar angela says:

    Thank you for this perfect reminder of how much I hate my inner voice, even though the bitch is almost always right.

  3. BB222 BB222 says:

    I know the logic well, great piece

  4. Avatar Bogart says:

    I wish I had the power to read people's thoughts. I'd get a kick out of listening to such conversations.

  5. Avatar emmy em says:

    This is hilarious! (because it's so so true)

  6. Avatar Andrea says:

    Myself would like to thank each and every one of you for 'fessing up to doing the same thing. Here's to validation. 🙂

  7. Avatar Tee says:

    I had no idea that my inner voice wasn't the only weak one!
    What an extrodinary peice – loved it . . . loved it!

  8. Jason Jason says:

    It's clear from the precision of the banter that this conversation is long running and never satisfying for either side. Wonderfully captured.

  9. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    If you ever find yourself too indecisive, just remember – If I JOIN you, the glass doesn't count against you!

  10. Will Will says:

    Not only is the content great, but I love the structure of the post as well. Nice job.

  11. Avatar The Tailor says:

    Funny and so true. Well done.

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An lives in central Arkansas with her daughter. Sometimes, she dreams about moving far, far away. And maybe someday she will. For now, she writes.

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