The Call

James answered before the second ring. He stuttered when he said “Hello.” Cora got right to the point “Sadie said you’ve been calling. What did you want?” He was silent. She had no patience. “James, what is it that you want?” He took a halting breath “I want you to come…” His voice broke on the word, home.
“I think we need some time. Alone. Will you come here? Come on Thursday and we’ll talk.”
“James? Don’t bother coming if we aren’t going to have a conversation.” She hung up.

About elroyjones

Married, no children, responsibly self-directed, living happily.
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10 Responses to The Call

  1. judithatwood says:

    Almost enough to make me feel sorry for James. Doesn’t get there, but almost!

  2. John says:

    You’re right… our girl doesn’t mess around: short, sweet, to the point.

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