365 Days of Writing Prompts: Day 58
Comedy of errors
Murphy’s Law says, “Anything that can go wrong will go
wrong.” Write about a time everything did — fiction
encouraged here, too!
The Wrong Number
I’m lying in bed dreaming and the phone rings.
I leap to my feet, the phone ten feet away, and I wonder who could be calling at two in the morning.
And the floor’s cold and cluttered and I stumble over boxes, and still the phone rings.
The ringing pounds through my head as my feet pound the floor and I race over the dog and the basket of laundry, catching my foot in an old pair of jeans.
And all the while, the phone rings.
I shake off the pants and I shake off the fatigue as I race to the phone that still rings and rings.
And finally, I reach it – that damn ringing phone – and mutter an exhaustive “hello?“
And the voice on the other end says, “Oh sorry, wrong number.”
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