BlogFestivus, Day Four: Call Waited

Blogfestivus is a creative writing challenge issued by that spritely elf Blogdramedy. Twelve days of 144-word stories based on the popular “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. Day Four is “four calling birds”.

Call Waited

She’d had her phone on silent all day long as she decorated, but now the blinking green light had finally gotten to her.

“Hi hon,” her mom chirped. “I was just calling because I hadn’t heard from you in a couple of days and I wanted to make sure that you remembered…”

Message deleted.

“Hey babe…” the guy from eHarmony who didn’t know how to take no for an answer cooed.

Message deleted.

“I sent you a report to check a couple of hours ago,” squawked Gail, as in Gail-her-boss. “ I know it’s Sunday, but I really need your data. ASAP.”

Message deleted.

“Oh My GOD! Where are you!?!?” her friend Lisa twittered in an unnaturally high octave. “We’ve been waiting on you all night…”

Message deleted.

She refilled her wine glass, put her feet up and her phone down.

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