So I'm writing this short story for class, and it is compromised of two characters. The problem I'm having is that neither character has a name, or a gender, or anything which distinguishes them from the other. In my mind I simply refer to them as "entity 1 & 2", which does not translate well into written fiction. As of now I'm contemplating using something like: "Blah blah blah" the first voice spoke. "Blah blah!" the second voice responded with anger. I'm not a big fan of how it looks - something about it just feels very wrong. Has anyone else ever had a similar problem? Does anyone know of a way I can get around this?