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May 10, 2019 23:13:01

15. Do you like your bananas ripe?

by @philh PATRON | 303 words | 🐣 | 280💌


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Bob: "Hi Alice!"

Alice: "Hi Bob! How are you?"

"I'm good, thanks, but I have a challenge on my hands... would you help me?"

"Of course! Tell me about it."

"Well, you know, I'm doing this 200 words a day thingie. Recently I started to go through a list of pre-defined topics, one per day. It was supposed to help me find something to write about. It's not always that easy to keep writing every day, you know, so a little inspirational nudge is welcome."

"Sounds good."

"Yes. At first it was really cool. But then, I bumped into a few topics that were not that suggestive of anything, I mean, to me."

"I see."

"Today, it's even worse. The topic seems totally empty, I can't imagine anything to say about it."

"What's the topic?"

"Do you like your bananas ripe?"

"What do you mean? Yes, I guess. I mean, not green, but not too ripe either! Why do you ask?"

"This is the topic."


"Do you like your bananas ripe - that's it, that's the topic."


"You see?"

"Well it's not that bad. You can talk about bananas in particular, or fruits in general, or even vegetables. Or you can talk about ripeness, it's a complex topic, don't you think?"

"Yes, yes. But you know what, forget about it."


"Yes, I'm good."

"But we've just started to peel the banana! This conversation is not ripe!"

"I don't care!! Just hit 200 words and counting, so I'm good, I have to run, ciao Alice!!"

"Bye then."

Charlie: "He left fast!"

Alice: "Yes. I'm upset. I feel like being used and then thrown away."

"I'm sorry. He'll be back."

"Of course he'll be back. Tomorrow with another topic."

"C'mon, don't be bitter. What do you want to drink?"

"Would you have a banana beer?"

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    @philh hihi... I like it :-)
    And "Yes. I'm upset. I feel like being used and then thrown away." - I do can relate, can't I?

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 11, 2019 15:25:14
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      @lucjah :b

      PhilH avatar PhilH | May 11, 2019 15:40:32
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