write more than one line in a row. But no more
when it ends.
that the audience is watching...
“Now that we are friends, I must tell
?? Characters in the scene.
They met first year in uni, about three
months ago now. It had been a coincidence, the way
they’d grown closer and eventually ended up spending
every day together. They’re best friends now,
probably, but there was still something...
She struggled with the idea of ‘best
friends,’ and knowing what differentiated friends
from best friends from something else -- when had
they crossed that line, exactly? Possibly two weeks
after they first met, when her best friend kissed
her cheek before they went their separate ways at
the end of the day. But then again, maybe this was
normal for her. She did not want to draw any
conclusions that could mess up a close friendship,
she’d rather silently suffer than to lose her.
And they were too busy anyway; who had the
time to sit there and analyse their own feelings all
night? She’d occupy herself with deadlines and
coursework until the thoughts started creeping back
in again. No matter how hard she tried, the feelings
always came back. Even when she didn’t think about
them for a few hours or even a day, her best friend
always came back on her mind in a way that was...
perhaps different from the way she thought about her
As semesters past, seasons change and
hours passed by. This feeling she has seemed to
never change, it’s getting harder to ignore them
now. Summer apart seems to make her think about her
best friend a lot more.
[01:27] from: Victoria
[01:28] from: Sarah
[01:28] from: Victoria
to talk to me?
[01:28] from: Sarah
[01:29} from: Victoria
call from Sarah
“Why can’t you sleep?” Sarah immediately
Victoria, completely unprepared, wasn’t
sure what to say.
After a silence, Sarah continued, “I can talk first,
if you want.”
“yes , please,” Victoria whispered, happy
for the escape.
“Well, today I cleaned my room, then went
out for Thai food, also did you knowa cloud
could weigh up to more than a million pounds?”
“That sounds impossible,” Victoria
replied, slightly slurring her words as she shifted
in her bed. She imagined white summer clouds in the
sky and could not wrap her head around any weight
they would carry.
Sarah hums on the other side of the line.
“I know, right? It seems insane, and yet, according
to science, it’s true.”
Their silences were never awkward, and yet
Victoria felt a sense of anticipation in the lack of
words from Sarah. Her gut feeling was never wrong.
“Now that we’re friends, I...” Sarah
hesitated. “I wanna tell you something.”
“Oh?” Victoria asked, suddenly feeling a
bit more awake.
“Promise you won’t make fun of me?”
“What if I was a dragon in my past life?” Sarah
almost too comically seriously asked.
Victoria wasn’t sure what she’d expected,
but it wasn’t this. She didn’t bat an eye before
replying. “Well... I would still befriend you?
Dragons are cool I guess, but you know they don’t
“So you think dragons are nonexistent just
like the probability of you liking me back, non
platonically?” Sarah said in a hurry and immediately
“What the...” Victoria whispered, staring
at her phone in shock.
She looked at her Recent Calls list for a
few seconds before hovering her thumb above Sarah’s
Sarah picked up within a second. A few
moments of white noise before they both started.
“You go first.”
“Dragons are cool right.”
“Sarah... I like you too”
Heart pounding Victoria’s words could not
keep up with the pace of her mind and heart. She
sighed at this best friend of hers, and finally let
out a stupid smile and laughs.
“I like you too, you dumbass and also
“I know I’m the one saying it and I don’t
wanna sound arrogant or anything, but... Yeah,
they’re pretty fucking awesome,” Sarah laughed.
“You’re an idiot, why do I have a crush on
you” She let out an exasperated sigh, but couldn’t
help the smile on her face.
“You’re telling me, I was ready to be
Victoria let out a relieved laugh and
gathered all her thoughts.
“Want to talk about us over breakfast
pancakes?” Victoria asked.
“Can’t I come over now” Sarah whined.
“No you need sleep, I don’t want you
passing out on our first date”
“... Which is why I’ll come over to yours.
Romance isn’t dead and we’ll have pancakes but I need you to
Sarah cheers through the phone, quietly
chanting “pancakes pancakes pancakes!” to not wake
up the rest of her family.
[writer 1] : feel free to start, first
sentence is intimidating
[writer 1] : if you move your cursor I’m
assuming you’re gonna write
[writer 3] : oh no
[writer 2] : I’ll write the last, so after
[writer 2] : whoever it is
[writer 3] : Wait what do you mean “knowing
when theyd crossed that line”
[writer 1] : let me rewrite it
[writer 3] : Ohhh
[writer 3] :ambigious relationships~
[writer 3] : oh no
[writer 3] : ambiguous relationships ~
[writer 3] : “[writer 2] :
I’ll write the last, so after the second?“ ur time to
[writer 2] : How the fuck did we end up
with a seemingly one sided pining story
[writer 3] : My first thought after reading
the prompt was “dragons!!” so id say one sided pining
is at least easier
[writer 1] : at least it’s not murder
[writer 3] : also true
[writer 1] : what should their majors be?
[writer 3] : plants
[writer 1] : botany girls
[writer 2] : of course
[writer 1] : feel free to change the name
[writer 3] : Wait ive lost whose turn it is
[writer 2] : you
[writer 1] : doesn’t matter just continue
[writer 2] : and yes please change the name
[writer 3] : I already have to come up w the
second one you change it
[writer 1] : “ [writer 3] :
I already have to come up w the second one you change
it“ no, loophole!!
[writer 2] : whos the sad pining friend?
[writer 1] : victoria
[writer 1] : not sarah <3
[writer 2] : I’m so confused
[writer 2] : pining victoria
[writer 1] : I’m so confused
[writer 3] : Wait same
[writer 2] : Wait what
[writer 2] : u do it not me
[writer 1] : im laughing
[writer 2] : The way Sarah is always
[writer 2] : writer 3 ur turn
[writer 3] : noooo I did the last sentence
[writer 1] : writer 2,,,
[writer 1] : i wanna have sarah say the
prompt line but idk what she reveals after
[writer 3] : married with 5 kids
[writer 2] : she’s in love with someone
[writer 1] : less projecting more writing
[writer 2] : go down writer 3’s dragon
[writer 2] : plot twist
[writer 1] : Omg
[writer 1] : She’s a shape shifter
[writer 3] : I vote for dragons
[writer 1] : Star crossed lovers a la Romeo
[writer 3] : who in Romeo and Juliet would
be the dragon
[writer 2] : Juliet duh
[writer 2] : also that fact still makes me
[writer 3] : “human names do not matter I
am an immortal dragon”
[writer 1] : I wanna be a cloud
[writer 3] : “ [writer 2] : also
fact still makes me go owo” same
[writer 2] : Like damn you’d think they be
light and fluffy
[writer 1] : but you can go through clouds
they’re not even an actual object
[writer 2] : then why is it so heavy???
[writer 3] : water
[writer 1] : Volume
[writer 3] : in tiny droplets form
[writer 2] : I asked my brother this
yesterday when I was cloud watching and it just
doesn’t make sense
[writer 2] : nooo I don’t wanna know that
clouds are in fact wet
[writer 2] : they marshmallow
[writer 1] : Can I continue whose turn is
[writer 2] : gooo
[writer 2] : u go
[writer 1] : What route do we wanna take
[writer 2] : are we seriously going
[writer 1] : Dragon in past life?
[writer 2] : sure
[writer 2] : writer 3?
[writer 1] : They should have a whole
conversation about dragons and at the end Sarah adds
“oh also, I have a crush on u”
[writer 1] : Unless we wanna make it sad
[writer 3] : “ [writer 1] :
Unless we wanna make it sad” no more murder
[writer 3] : that’s all I care abt
[writer 2] : “dragons are nonexistent just
like the probability of you liking me back”
[writer 1] : hello?? Write that in the
document thank u
[writer 1] : Would You Still Love Me If I
Was A Dragon
[writer 1] : no why would she hang up oh my
[writer 2] : CALL BACK
[writer 2] : PANIC DUH
[writer 1] : THATS DUMB
[writer 1] : but valid
[writer 2] : experience
[writer 2] : gooo someone
[writer 1] : writer 3 <3
[writer 1] : my head empty
[writer 2] : PANCAKES
[writer 1] : go for it!
[writer 3] : summary: one of them is a
dragon and they shall have pancakes
[writer 1] : theyre still calling
[writer 1] : are they gonna make pancakes
[writer 3] : meet up at idk 2am to make
[writer 3] : writer 2 are you saying you’d
give up pancakes for sleep