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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Lock (03/06/06)

TITLE: Worth It All
By L.M. Lee


H:“It’s locked.”

S:“Where’s your key.”

H:“Probably in my other pants on the bathroom floor. Got your key?”

S:“No, you where driving. Here, try this key.”

H:“It won’t work.”

S:“Try this.”

H:“Nope, got anything else?”

S:“This one?”

H:“Nope, doesn’t work either.”

S:“Look, here’s some more.”

H:“Exactly how many keys do you have?”

S:”Oh, I dunno. I keep all my keys. Just never know when I’ll need them. Here try this one.”

H:“You’re kidding right? This is your skate key.”

S:“You’re point?”

H:“You want me to swing it over the lock three times and hope the door magically opens?”

S:“What are you insinuating?”

H:“Nothing, I just find it a little curious you keep a skate key when you haven’t skated in decades.”

S:“Decades! Now you’re saying I’m ancient?”

H:“No, I just thought it was strange you’d have a skate key. What about a credit card?”

S:“I think you took all of mine away last month when you got the bill…remember the discussion about the meaning of ‘priceless’?”

H:“Well have you got anything else like a nail file?”

S:“No! You are not going to jam a nail file into our door lock and break it.”

H:“Fine, any other suggestions?”

S:“Okay, try this one.”

H:“Would you look at what you’ve given me?”

S:“What’s wrong now?”

H:“Do you see the size of this key?”


H:“Do you see the size of the lock?”


H:“Do you have any other keys?”

S:“Give me a minute. Let me dig around. I’ve bound to have the right key in here somewhere.”

H:“You’ll never find anything in that bottomless pit. I don’t understand how you women can keep up with anything in those over priced Louis Vuitton black holes. Why they ever named them handbags is beyond me…duffle bags would be more like it. No wonder women get a slump.”

S:“Well e-x-c-u-s-e me…who’s standing here asking me to excavate through this ‘duffle bag’ to find a key? I don’t see you offering up any alternatives.”

H:“Hey, settle down, I was just trying to lighten to mood. It’s cold out here. I’m tired and hungry. I just want to get inside.”

S:“Me settle down…you’re tired and hungry…geez, if you hadn’t been in such an all fired rush to get out of here and go to that stupid basketball game we wouldn’t be locked out now!”

H:“Stupid basketball game! Are you serious? I can’t believe after all the years we’ve been married you wouldn’t appreciate the value of those tickets! It’s one thing to get tickets to the Sweet 16 …but the final game! Now that’s priceless!”

S:“Quiet down, I don’t want the neighbors to know I’m married to a loud mouth idiot.”

H:“Loud mouth idiot! Is that any way to talk to your husband? You’re supposed to be my help-mate, not be-rate!”

S:“Ha-ha-ha, my aren’t you funny!”

H:“Well, sarcasm is all I got right now!”

S:“We wouldn’t be in this mess and I wouldn’t be having to repent for every word coming out of my mouth at this hour of the morning if you hadn’t rushed us off to that stupid game. I honestly can’t believe those tickets were worth all this trouble.”

H:“Trouble? Ah, come on! Do you have any idea how valuable those tickets were?”

S:“Oh, I don’t know…as valuable as a house key? Have you checked your other pockets?”

H:“I have 4 pockets on these slacks. They’re flat. If I had a key in them, don’t you think I would have found them by now?”

S:“Well dearest, your p-a-n-t-s aren’t the o-n-l-y item of clothing you’re wearing that has p-o-c-k-e-t-s sewn to them. Have you tried your jacket?”


S:“Next time you attack my duffle bag, try your jacket! I’m going to bed. You can spend a few minutes apologizing to the lock for all the things you’ve been jamming in it for the last hour. Oh and don’t forget to talk to God about your attitude. Last time I checked, He was the one that gave you the talent to unlock the doors for promotion…good night!”

H:“She’s right…but don’t tell her! God, why do I always take a blessing and turn it into a curse? Will I ever learn? Maybe if I was as anxious about unlocking the truths of Your Word as I was that door just now…sigh…guess I’ll just go on to bed. I’ve lost my appetite. Crow doesn’t seem very appealing at the moment.”

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Kate Wells03/15/06
Very cute! I could feel the tensions escalate with each passing minute. Kate~
Marilyn Schnepp 03/16/06
I'll get this out of the way first. Two typos...A "where" instead of a "were" and a "to" instead of a "the"; but the rest was priceless! Great dialogue...and so realistic! Loved it! And at the end, well...again I use the word PRICELESS! Well done.
Jessica Schmit03/16/06
Great job!