Caller ID

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photo credit:  J Hardy Carroll

 

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The ringing of the phone bounced off the tiled walls until I thought I would go mad.  Ten times, then the caller would hang up and try again.

I struggled with the ropes that bound my wrists and ankles.

I wasn’t sure how often someone came round to check a closed rest area.

There were rope burns from my struggles and I was tired and thirsty.  I needed to get free before I ran out of energy.

The pay phone was making me crazy, but it might be my only salvation.

Unless, of course, the caller was him.

 

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About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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14 Responses to Caller ID

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  2. Moon says:

    Wow! That is a great tale , Ruth .
    By the way, my connection to Minneapolis and Duluth goes back to my husband’s project Asian the USA as an intra-company transferee. Enjoyed every bit of my stay there. The people were so warm and polite, didn’t feel like an outsider for the whole stay . Duluth was one of the first places we went to , as a newly-married couple. Hence, it will be etched in our memories , forever.

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  3. granonine says:

    Oy! A new version of the Chinese water torture! Good story 🙂

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  4. That would about drive you bonkers! Good take on the prompt.

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  5. Varad says:

    Whoa! Brilliant take and delightfully discomforting. The last line was killer.

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  6. Well done, Ruth. Very captivating.

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  7. Fluid Phrase says:

    Powerfully conveyed in just a few words. Great writing.

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  8. Iain Kelly says:

    Great scene of drama – hope they make it out of there!

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  9. Dear Ruth,

    The ringing would be worse than Chinese water torture.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  10. Sandra says:

    How annoying. An exquisite torture.

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  11. Oh yes, another captivating (sorry) take on the prompt. Good one, Retired Ruth.

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