This is my second post in the I'm Hearing Voices blogfest hosted by Cassie Mae at Reading, Writing, and Lovin' it! and Angie at Live to Write...Edit when Necessary.
Today two characters must introduce each other using only dialogue—no backstory, no internalization, just dialogue between the two. Max 250 words.
I'm continuing with Summer Newcombe, the protagonist from In Name Only.
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"We're not open yet."
"Where are you?"
"Under the bar. Leak in a water line."
"Oh. I came about the server job."
"You don't sound like a waitress."
"I haven't worked as a server since college. But I'm good."
"You like people?"
"Most of them. I have a good memory. I like to keep busy. And I need the money."
"Hand me the vice grips."
"Thanks. You like Mexican food?"
"The Pink Tortilla makes the best. We stay full on the weekends and most nights during the week. But you'll earn good tips."
"Good smells are coming from the kitchen already. When can I start?"
"Uh-oh. Do you see a washer up there?"
"It's green. See if it's on the floor, or in one of the barstools."
"Got it. Okay, one more twist here. I think we're good. One second, and I'll be finished."
"Take your time. Do it right."
"We open in an hour. I have a lot to do yet. That got it. Oh . . . nice to see a real face attached to your voice. I'm the owner. Charlie Duran. Call me Charlie."
"If you can hang around, we'll give you a trial run through lunch and dinner. The menu is simple. We're not fancy. If things work out, you can get your food handler permit online and start tomorrow. Is that soon enough?"
Total Words: 238