The Happiest Traffic Jam on Earth


“When will we get dere?”


“It’s …uh, your turn to answer him, Dear.”

“Whe-e-e-e-en will we get de-e-e-e-ere?”

“I told you, Honey. We’ll be there soon.”

“Yeah. ‘Soon.’

“You said that a long time ago!”

“Alvy. Honey-”

“I wish you wouldn’t call him-”

“No! You said we go in duh car!”

“Yes, Sweetheart. Vroom! Vroom! Remember?”

“Not vrooming…”

“You said LITTLE ride in duh car!”

“Well, I meant-”

“You did tell him just a little ride-“


“Dear, please. That’s not helping to side with him…”

“Are we picking sides?”


“Your turn.”



Carrot Ranch Literary Society Prompt

9 thoughts on “The Happiest Traffic Jam on Earth

  1. TanGental September 4, 2018 / 2:01 am

    Ah so true. The three way badinage. Btw there’s a dialogue competition doing the rounds. Ever thought of trying your luck?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chelsea Owens September 4, 2018 / 7:00 am

      Ours, too -though more chaotic. A reader would be hard-pressed to make sense of who was talking because it would all be happening at once!


  2. Charli Mills September 5, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    Ha, ha! Yes, good use of dialog Chelsea — the scene unfolds so clearly. I love this — “Not vrooming…”!

    Liked by 1 person

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