Writing Prompt: We need to talk

This is one of the most frightening opening lines anyone can utter. Most people only say this when they have bad news (usually code for “you’re about to be dumped”), but it would be interesting if we had a scene where all of the line we usually associate with negative connotations were in fact used is a positive way.

1. We Need to Talk

2. It’s Not You, It’s Me

3. There’s something you should know

4. Don’t Panic, but…

5. I have some news

6. You’ve had a call from the hospital

7. It’s about your car…

So, have some fun. Start a dialogue using one of these as your opening line, but try to make it something unexpected.

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