Dial Tone

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(Forgot to post this yesterday, so today's a twofer!)


Jess spread her toes and frowned while Beth answered the phone. The color didn’t look nearly as good now.

Hello?” Beth sighed in disgust and slammed the phone down.


“The phone rings, but no one’s there. Like, every day.”

“I read about this one lady who got, like, a phone call every five and they found out it was just some old automatic ordering computer that everyone’d forgotten about.”

“Whatever. I hate it.”

In his bedroom across town, Jason stared at the phone, the faded scrap of paper, softened to clothlike consistency, still clutched in his sweaty palm.
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