Dillon loved word play. Shakespeare, his hero, had been a master.

Sangeeta rolled her eyes every time he started. “Why couldn't I have dated a poet, or a novelist, instead of a playwright?”

“It wouldn’t help.” Dillon laughed. “Poetry and prose are a writer's tools, but the play’s the thing.”

Image by Martin Ludlam from Pixabay 

This story came from a reader prompt. It was written using the words poetry, prose, and play.