DRABBLE A DAY

Who Would Believe It?

A drabble of a reaction

Kathy K
The Fiction Writer’s Den
2 min readFeb 21, 2024

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every action has an equal and opposite reaction
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He looked at her incredulously, “That’s a ridiculous and totally irrelevant thing to say. Why would you say that?”

Rather indignant herself, she shot back, “Well, if I were you, I wouldn’t talk. The things you say are completely insane.”

Shocked, he retorted, “How dare you call me crazy!”

“Did I come right out and say you were crazy? Huh? Did I?” By this time, her hostile attitude was front and center.

“Hmmph,” he snorted, “that statement was the inanest that I’ve ever heard. Who would ever believe that ‘Every action has an equal and opposite reaction’? Huh? Who would?”

Thanks to Grim Flandango for suggesting the word ‘reaction’ for this drabble.

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Kathy K
The Fiction Writer’s Den

I write about mental health and fiction, mostly dystopian. Imaginatively unusual is preferable but not always possible for me.