Write a story about someone who receives an unexpected phone call.
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“The Traveller” by Marte Van Der Linden
On the last day of February, at nine minutes past seven in the morning, I received a phone call from myself. I, the recipient of the call, had a mouthful of toothpaste and could only produce a handful of incoherent sounds. “It’s really me,” said I, the caller. “I mean, you. Oh, this is confusing from this end as well as yours.” I spat out my toothpaste. “What?” “Listen, it’ll be all right. You’ve got about five minutes until it happens. Quart...
“Day Off” by Lynn Penny
Pizza? Check. Netflix? Check. Soda? Check. Everything was ready. Conner’s first day off in weeks. No work. No internship. No college assignments. No test to study for. All the stars had aligned in his crazy hectic world, giving him the blessing of one single day free of responsibility. He kicked his feet up and slouched into his crummy second-hand couch and basked at the moment. Until the moment was all sucked up by a black hole. He knew that ring tone. A high pit...
“ A Second Chance” by Stephanie Albright
I sat in the cafe with a coworker eating lunch on Friday. It was 12:49 PM when my phone rang. I glanced down at the screen, then blinked hard to make sure it was real. It was a number that had been in my phone for over twenty years, but it had never called. I stood up and walked outside with no explanation and my heart in my throat. “Hello?” I said, knowing that this call would change everythin...
“Dial Up My Sister” by Libby Carter
There are some phone calls you just don’t expect to get. For instance, where your told that you have a long lost sister? Yeah, definitely a scam. But here’s the problem, she didn’t ask for any money. I was sitting in the living room, watching a movie and eating popcorn. Typical thing to do while my Aunt Jilly was away at work. My other aunt, Jewel, was supposed to come pick me up later so I could stay the night at her house. She was going to call when she left her house. I already had my bookbag p...
“A Whole New Life” by Aisha Hashmi
Jill could hear the phone ringing, and the timing could not have been worse. Her head ached, and after a full day at work, had to get the kids, Jake and Jen, fed, then put to bed. She had no time to stop and take a call. She heard her husband Matt telling the kids to go to their rooms and play, and shouted that he would grab the call. Jill wondered who in the world would call at this time of the night, Trying to get a hint as to who the caller was, she turned off the overhead fan above the stove.. Matt was talking, but she could not hear ...
“The Disappearance” by Lilly Blossom
The phone was ringing. I heard it in my mind...a dream from which I had not yet awakened. The dream was filled with wonders: clouds turning into cotton candy, grown adults sliding down whimsical slides that led into endless possibilities...all on an island. I think everyone was on an island. No matter, the phone rang and while at first, it was incorporated in my dreaming, it didn’t take long.
“August Airs” by Natalie Frank
The phone drills through the heavy August air, cutting through the mosquitos and the heat to reach my ear. I smile lazily, untangling myself from the mess of limbs that is Charlie Parker. He is snoring softly on the hammock as I pad across the soft grass, cradling the rotary phone receiver in one hand, a hand-rolled cigarette in the other. “Beverly Wilson, please call me Bev,” I drone, waiting ...
“Interruption of a dream” by Len Mooring
An interruption of a dream.“God here. I know you wouldn’t have believed me if I’d come to you in a dream, or one of your whacked out sessions on the weed, but you do believe in telephones, and a ‘land-line’ at that. I thought you might be a suitable guy to do me a favour, particularly as you don’t believe in me, it might be a giggle for you.”
“Hunted” by Fowzia A
I should’ve known better. I blame instincts. The call was answered and the phone brought up to my ear before I could process anything. “Hello?” A shuddering voice came through the other side. My brain had caught up to what my treacherous hands had done but it was too late. Everyone ...
“Parting is such sweet sorrow.” by Peace Nakiyemba
Some things happen in your life and change the projected course of your life in an instant. Some of them are big and attention worthy like an earthquake, or the death of your favourite pet, or a terminal illness diagnosis. Some of them are small and negligible like getting a pimple on picture day, forgetting your own birthday or not following the dress code for a high-end party. Some of them fall in between. I think mine is an ‘in between something’.I am sitting in the airport, taki...
“Ms. Fox and the Hawk” by Cory Pines
Skylar was walking home from work when she felt the familiar vibrating of her phone in her back pocket. She took it out to see that someone was calling her. Skylar didn’t recognize the number, so she assumed that it was probably a spam call or one of the political polls. She declined the call and continued on her walk. Seconds later, her phone began to buzz again, the same number. If someone was calling her twice, she assumed that it was important. “Hello, this is Skylar,” she answered. “Skylar, listen to me closely ...
“Black as soul coffee” by Kari Hyp
“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet”. -Emily Dickinson Mother was never the type to like sweetened coffee. Sweetened coffee or not, I loved the bitterness of any coffee. The word coffee, or any coffee that is, was pure heaven to me. It’s like that perfect blend between strong bean and sweet cocoa crashed between the sides of the smooth, hard, ceramic cup that grandmother gave to me. Smooth as a baby’s butt. Hard as a tree oak. You name it. Ugh. I guess I’m really am just corn...
“The Escalator Affair” by Albert Zygier
It’s silly I know, but I fell in love with a man on an escalator in Macy’s Department Store, the problem was, I was going up, and he was coming down. As we passed, our eyes met, and Hallelujah Chorus rang in my ears. When I got upstairs, I watched as he got off thinking he would follow me, but all he did was look up with a smile and walk away in a hurry. That was about fifteen years ago, and of course, I never saw him again. I was eighteen and just starting colleg...
“Money: The begging of evil” by Sejabaledi Mangena
"Yes, come to the train station, I need you", he said and because I missed him, instead of asking questions I went.The water was slowly dripping from the roof outside, it was a little bit chilly since the whole week was raining and when you stay alone, boredom messes with you and it consumes your mind. There was no service so I could not even be on social media, I was so bored to the point where I was even having a conversation with myself and I got bored from that too since I can not answer and ask at the same time. The...
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