Time to Write

This is a new one to me so I thought I’d have a go as it’s been a pretty quiet day.
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‘Where were you?’ she screamed down the phone.
‘I……………’
‘I needed you here! Do you hear me! You should have been here!’
‘But………………….’
‘Don’t make excuses. I’m tired of hearing them.’
‘Well………………’
‘Dammit! Answer me! Where were you?’
‘In hospital.’
‘Why? Who were you visiting? You were supposed to be here.’
‘I was in an accident.’
‘Bloody typical. Careless. When can you get here?’
‘I can’t.’
‘What? You can’t? Or won’t?’
‘I can’t.’
‘Why? What’s so important that you can’t come?’
‘She died.’
‘Who did?’
‘Sally.’ he said quietly, and hung up.
Eleanor held the phone in her hand, the buzzing line as dead as her daughter-in-law.

 

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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7 Responses to Time to Write

  1. scifihammy says:

    Aw – a strong emotional impact in a short story.

  2. Michael says:

    It would have to be so awful wouldn’t it to get that result when you are speaking angrily to someone.

    • I agree Michael. I have known instances when a parent has been so demanding that nothing is acceptable as to why they can’t have their own way. I would not wish this scenario on anyone.

  3. Rachel says:

    Oh, that escalated quickly… I really liked how short and to the point it was. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  4. Pingback: Time To Write: Random Words 8 [Creative Writing Prompt] – Rachel Poli

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