General Fiction posted September 21, 2016


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A man receives a late night phone call

Wrong number

by oliver818

The author has placed a warning on this post for language.

Hello?
...

Yes, I can hear you.
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Okay.
...

Look, can I say something please?
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Thank you. Now listen. It's 10pm. This is the second time this week you have called me when I'm getting ready for bed.
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Yes, I'm well aware of what you want, you told me last night, but I'm afraid I just can't help you.
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Why? I'm pretty sure I made this clear to you yesterday, I simply don't have it. Even if I wanted to, I couldn't get it for you.
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Yes, I'm aware of that. But I'm going through a tough period at the moment. I can't do everything for everyone.
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Do I want to talk to her? Not really.
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Okay, fine.
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Hello? Margaret?
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Yes, look Margaret, I know this must be hard, but you're going to have to call someone else.
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No, calm down please, Maragaret, shouting won't help. Look, I'll tell you what I told him, I just don't have it.
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Yes, I know that, but remember you left me.
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Yes, I am bringing that up now, because you broke my heart. Maybe you should call and ask him for it.
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He's not answering his phone?
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You have other family, Margaret, can't you call them?
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Your parents are on holiday in the Maldives? Well, you are in a bit of a pickle, aren't you, Margaret?
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What's that?
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Call the police for you? What good would that do? They are on a tighter budget than me right now. I seriously doubt they will be prepared to pay one dollar, let alone one million dollars.
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They'll do what to you if no one pays?
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Yes.
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Oh, well that sounds very unpleasant.
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Really?
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Well that's not very nice of them at all, is it? But you know, Margaret, this is a hard time for me financially right now.
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Oh, come on, Margaret, there's no need for vulgarity. And you know that self-copulation is impossible.
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Look, Margaret, for the last time, I'm afraid you're going to have to find someone else to provide the ransom money.
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Okay, bye then. Oh Margaret, Margaret, one more thing. Where did you put the keys for the garden shed, I can't find them anywhere. Margaret? Are you there? Hello?


One Sided Conversation writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a one-sided phone conversation. Use ... to represent the unheard speaker. No quotation marks are necessary.

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