Hidden Agenda

Compose a dialogue that subtly reveals a character’s hidden agenda through indirect hints and implications.

One of the key elements of compelling drama revolves around how well characters’ motivations and intentions are portrayed. This prompt encourages you to create a dialogue where nothing is stated outright, yet everything is subtly implied. Try having one character hide their true agenda under innocent conversation, where the reader can identify some latent clues. What are the devices that you can use to infuse nuacular cues and subtleties in your dialogue?

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