Dialog Exercise C, D, E.

Dialog Exercise C                                          Name ________________________


  “I’m not so sure about this fundraiser, Heidi. It seems to me that a few people are doing all of the work.”

  “At least we will get the money we need.”

“But Timmy will still be a problem,” I said.

She whispered, “If we do this on a Friday, then he probably won’t come.  You know how he is on long weekends.  He just sits and listens to

Dialog Exercise D                                          Name ________________________

She was thinking of ways to hide her little secret. ”It really is no big deal,” she found herself saying aloud.  “I was just rushing to get home because I needed to use the bathroom.  Those scratches on the side of the car were from the branches on the side of that narrow road.”  It sounded believable she thought as the police walked up her front stairs

The once-quiet doorbell now seemed like a gong and she muttered as she opened the door, “May I help you?"

 When a face that could only be described as stoic replied, “__________________  


Dialog Exercise E                                          Name ________________________

Looking down at the mangled remains of the world’s only blind tightrope walker, I read the written clue aloud to my hapless partner.   “The music starts, the music stops, a scream is heard, and the perpetrator is dead. 

"And you think that will means this was a murder and not an accident?"  She questioned.

I should’ve only thought it but I found myself saying, “He was only an inspiration to the millions of fans that only knew about his talent.  Nobody who really knew him, liked the real him.  I knew him back when he was _______________________________


Dialog Exercise F

For this exercise, you will be writing the body section of a police report that details the point of view of the teenager that has been hit by a car while riding his bike.  Listed below is the story from the driver's point of view as he tells it to his wife.

"I'm home."

"That sounds glum.  How was your day?"

"I feel terrible!  I was driving home, down Chelmsford Street, when I saw this kid riding his bike on the sidewalk.  He just pulled into the road at the very last second and I nipped him with the front bumper of my truck.  He is ok, not a scratch on him, but I mangled his rear wheel.  I offered his twenty bucks to get it fixed, because that is all I had on me at the moment, and he didn't have time for me to go to a bank machine, because he was already late."

"Didn't you drive him home?"

"I offered but he didn't want to get in some weird guy's plumbing truck, I get that, so I gave him my business card and told him to have his parents call me for additional damages."

"You should have called the police.  I bet his parents do just to keep everything legal."