Friday, February 7, 2014

Give Me a Hint

It is day 7 of the Third Second Annual 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing challenge hosted by Nicky and Mike at We Work for Cheese and today's prompt is Hint, hint.  So take a hint and go check out the other participants at WWFC.

"Oh please tell me.  I'll just die, die I tell you.  Won't you even give me a hint.  I've gotta know.  Oh please, pretty please" begged Charlie.  

"Never!  Not in a million years" replied his older sister. "You'd just blab it everywhere.  Nope, not a chance."

"Patty" complained Charlie, "I'd never tell.  I promise...cross my heart.  You're so mean.  You never tell me anything."

"Charlie, you really want me to tell you something" teased Patty?

"Sure" said Charlie, all ears.

"Get lost" she responded, frustrated at her little brother's persistence.

"Gee, I can take a hint" he grumbled as he shuffled away.


  1. It's so nice when a brother can take a hint!

  2. Hah, this sounded a lot like me and my little sister.

  3. I've had that EXACT conversation with my brother. He didn't take the hint, though. :-)

  4. Some people just can't take a hint. Or take a hint hint for that matter. Sad.

  5. Sounds like a typical sibling exchange! *grin

  6. Now THAT is a conversation I have heard oh so many times... but in my house the hint is never taken... it is more, "MOMMMMMM!!!!!" HA HA!

  7. Siblings taking a hint? Sounds like a foreign concept to me. I have an older brother. When we were younger, I had no concept of "taking a hint". I was kind of insufferable back then.

  8. It seems that my comment got eaten, alas, not unlike what happens when I talk to my siblings - in one ear and out the other!

  9. My brother and I tormented my older sister by trying to learn all her secrets. And we never took the hint to get lost!

  10. ReformingGeek- No brothers or sisters to take or give a hint.

    Ziva- I guess that is way with siblings.

    Nicky- What happened to him?

    Linda- She wouldn't give him a hint, but he took one.

    MsDarkstar- So I gather. [grin]

    Katherine- I thought about adding that element.

    KZ- I guess it's hard being the younger sibling.

    laughingmom- My whole post disappeared, along with the early comments. I may recreate those from email.

    Paula- Did you find out the secrets? Did you tell?

  11. HA!! Too funny! And very true for most siblings!

  12. Meleah- I have no siblings, but I know sometimes they squabble.

  13. LOL. I liked the dialogue. You made the sister and brother all too real. I was the youngest and often got Patty's last message:~)

    Well done on the prompt.

    I hope you're having fun with this challenge:~)

  14. Sara- Thank you. Dialog is not the easiest thing to write.

  15. Hopefully the little brother came back with the prank of all ages to show that sister who is who!


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