Saturday, March 31, 2012

Empty promises

‘You promised you would get it sorted.’

‘I’m working on it. It’s not ...’

‘I don’t care,’ the man interrupted, ‘how easy or difficult it is. I voted for you because you said you’d get it fixed. Three years we’ve been waiting.’

‘Look, the recession has changed everything. The country is dying on its feet. It’s ...’

‘And whose fault is that? You’re as bad as the last lot! Full of empty promises. Don’t try and tell me about the recession. I live the recession!’

‘Look, I’m doing my best.’

‘Well, it’s not good enough, is it? It never is.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rob - Oh, how very, very true-to-life. That's just the frustration people feel with those they elect. I like your use of dialogue very much.