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”.
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…”
“Hey babe…” the guy from eHarmony who didn’t know how to take no for an answer cooed.
“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.”
“Oh My GOD! Where are you!?!?” her friend Lisa twittered in an unnaturally high octave. “We’ve been waiting on you all night…”
She refilled her wine glass, put her feet up and her phone down.