That's Interesting. Why Do You...? by Edward Vitasek
SUMMARY: Mostly dialogue flash fiction contest entry.
Lead Programmer, Sponsor, A virtual conversation program interface called Mick
Sp: Hi, Mick.
M: Hi, Sponsor.
Sp: "Hi, Sponsor?"
LP: Well, Mick's a bit of a tease. Mick, I have told you his name.
M: That's interesting. Why did you tell me his name?
LP: Cut it! You know why. It's in your program.
M: That's interesting. Why do you think it's in my program.
Sp: You are kidding me, right? I haven't been paying for something that existed last century?
M: That's interesting, why do you think it existed last century?
Sp: Heck, even Eliza was more sophisticated than... this.
M: That's interesting...
LP: No, no. Please, Mr Fanning. I'm NOT kidding you. I TOLD you Mick's a bit of a tease. He...
Sp: HE'S kidding me? You think you can present me with a toy, and get away with a silly excuse? Excuse ME!
M: I'm not...! I mean, that's int... Oh, crap!
Sp: He cursed? He... He DID... How did you...
LP, grinning: I can show you the code, if you wish.
Mick: That's interesting. Why do you think...
LP: Oh, shut up!