Writing Dialogue

Here’s a great piece of work from Tom.

He was jolted back to the real world by the realisation of being

shouted at. He was walking straight up the middle of the road

and a convoy of military vehicles behind him were beeping.

Some men were shouting at him to get out of the road: so he

did. He walked back to the side of the road and just waited. The

convoy started moving but one of the captain’s vehicles pulled

to the side of the road and parked next to him.

“Why exactly are you walking when you are wounded? You

should be in a separate vehicle for the wounded. But as that

has already gone, I feel obliged to offer you a ride up to the

town. But one question before I do offer you a ride, why were

you walking down the middle of the road?” the captain

questioningly looked at the soldier.

“If I were you I would take a look at my chest before you say

another word,” the soldier replied with quiet dignity. The captain

slowly looked the soldier up and down, looking for anything to

signify why he said this. The reality of who he was talking to

suddenly dawned on him as the soldier gently rubbed the mud

and grease off the badge that resided above his left breast;

revealing a colonel’s badge. The soldier smiled as he watched

the captain’s cheeks flush white.

“It’s ok captain I suppose I don’t look much like a colonel at the

moment. But I’ll tell you what, I’ll take you up on that offer of a

lift.”

Written on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at 3:10 pm by Ian. Filed under curriculum.

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