by Ms. Penguin
An entry in the Dialogue 500 Contest for May 2018
|"Stacy! Get your ass in here, NOW!"
"Chill, Mom! Why are you yelling at me?"
"You know damn well why I'm yelling. What were you thinking?"
"Sheesh, relax! It's no big deal. Why are you stressing?"
"No big deal? You really think this is no big deal?"
"Yeah, everyone does it these days. I don't get what you're freaking out about."
"Do you have any idea how dangerous it is? I still can't believe you could be so reckless!"
"You are totally blowing this out of proportion, Mom. It' s not that dangerous. Besides, I'm 17. It's time to cut the apron strings and let me have some more freedom."
"Freedom? This isn't about freedom. This is about your life, your health, your well-being. What kind of Mom would I be if I didn't try to stop you?"
"I'm not going to stop. I enjoy it too much. All my friends are doing it, too. It's no big deal."
"I can still ground you, young lady!"
"I don't care! I'll be 18 in 6 months and if I want to go bungee jumping I will!"
"Bungee jumping? What are you talking about? Mrs. Allen said she saw you smoking down by the levee!"
"What? Smoking? I wasn't smoking, Deirdre was. I was just sitting there talking to her and playing on my phone. Give me some credit, Mom."
"I'm sorry. I should have known you were smarter than that. But, bungee jumping? That's pretty dangerous too!"