What follows is offered in response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge. The challenge, this week, is "Listening ".
"Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't hear you", he said.
"Of course not. You never do. Nothing I say is EVER important enough for me NOT to have to repeat it."
"Not fair. I have things on my mind. By the time I'm aware that you said something, you're yelling at me because I wasn't listening."
"That's just it. You never listen - unless, of course, I'm suggesting we go upstairs ... oh, yeah, by God THEN you're listening."
"Geez, that sounds like a nice idea", he said with a grin.
"Get away from me you dog. I'm mad."
"Yeah ... but I'm listening."