A Call

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Recently all of my works have been taking rather dark twists at the ends. Which is strange, because I've been in a particularly good mood recently. I thought the goofy picture would lighten it up a bit. That's my friend's mouth. (and yes, this was also for creative writing)

Submitted: March 22, 2008

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\"Shoot!\" she felt her phone buzzing around in her pocket, and tried to slip it out without driving into a tree. Just before it kicked the caller to her voicemail, she snatched it out and flipped it open. \"Hello?\" She chimed, forgetting that the radio was still blaring Queen. She quickly clicked it off and repeated, \"Hello?\" \"Hi, Nina? It's Erin.\" \"What's up?\", asked Nina. She was a little perplexed that Erin was calling her 15 minutes after they'd last seen each other. >br/> \"Oh, well I guess you are okay. I just saw this accident, and there was a little red car, sort of like yours...\" Erin sounded rather relieved. Nina paused. \"That's horrible.\" \"Yea,\" Erin said. \"It looked pretty bad. Anyway, I'm glad you're okay. I'll see you tomorrow.\" Nina took a moment to comprehend her words and respond \"Yea, bye.\" She heard the \"Bye\" Click, but it also took her just a bit too long to snap her phone shut and drop it onto the passenger seat. She watched the street lights flash by, absently stopping at red lights and avoiding other cars, but she was no longer heading home. She didn't know where she was heading until she got there. The rows of nameplates across the well manicured grass had become a foreign sight to her, but retained an eerie sense of familiarity. Kneeling at a grave that had been long unvisited, if not forgotten, she traced her finger over the cold lettering, but the plaque of granite and bronze remained utterly pitiless.


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