Been here?

The image shows a rotary dial pink telephone, and next to it are cards showing the answering machine messages on different cards. “Leave us a message” , “After the tone” and “Thank you”

Pacing her apartment, she waits for him to call. She stares at the phone, perched innocently on a side table. Wills it to ring. She strides to the window, grips the ledge, her fingers tightening as she views the busy street below. Couples laughing, children running, a solitary man consulting his watch. She turns away. Why doesn’t he phone? Damn him! Puts on her coat, grabs her keys. One last lingering look at the unforgiving phone.

waiting no longer
she slams the door behind her:
the phone starts to ring.

~~~~~~~~

Image credit: Tylor Heery @ Unsplash
The image shows a rotary dial pink telephone, and next to it are cards showing the answering machine messages on different cards. “Leave us a message” , “After the tone” and “Thank you”

Written in response to Sadje‘s What Do You See #129 photo prompt

84 thoughts on “Been here?

  1. HI Chris, I suppose this is Murphy’s Law. It is always best not to sit around waiting for the phone to ring. You may remember my fun little poem about this in Open a new door called Youthful Infatuation. I enjoyed that poem, it still makes me laugh.

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  2. At least we aren’t tied to our phones anymore, Chris. Glued to them now, maybe, but not tied! 🤣
    It’s a horrible wait, that waiting for a phone call; and when it comes, you have to answer as though you haven’t been waiting for it all along! 🥴😀

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