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Don’t Talk Like That: Talking Heads

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Two heads facing each other with books inset in each
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Hi SErs! Harmony here 🙂

Today, I’d like to take another look at dialogue. Because this is such a large topic, I have spread the topic over a few posts. As the post title suggests, we’ll look at ‘talking heads’ with dialogue today.

‘This is Detective Inspector Treen. Mike Treen.’


‘You reported your son, Jayden Kellow, missing an hour ago, yes?’

‘Yes. Yes, I did. Have you found him?’

‘Not yet. I’m sure he’ll turn up just fine. Boys his age … well, you’d be surprised how often they get drunk and collapse at a friend’s house. And then, come the next day, they show up at home full of a hangover and remorse. And it hasn’t been twenty-four hours yet.’

‘Not my Jay. He’s not like that. And he said he was stuck …’

‘May I ask you some questions, Mrs Kellow…

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