Jekyll Island Beach 2012

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

MIDNIGHT CALLER, PART 2


The Rogue Speaks:

It seems like I just finished my Alphabe-Thursday lesson, and now it's time for part 2 of Jenny's Saturday Centus. I guess I had better explain this process, since not all my blogging pals participate. Jenny gives us a prompt, which I put in bold type in my offering, and we have 100 words with which to complete the assignment. Sometimes Jenny is really nice to us, and other times, not so much! She only gave us fifty words to complete the story, a "cliffhanger," this week!! Here is the story in its entirety:

MIDNIGHT CALLER

Lauren felt as if she were hanging on a cliff. Carefully, she replaced the phone, and her eyes filled with tears. She could hear her heart beating wildly in her ears. It had never occurred to her that something so devastating might happen, something that would tear her world apart.

She arose quietly, and tiptoed down to the kitchen. After pouring a generous drink, she sat down at the kitchen table, and stared into the darkness of her living room. Fear and anguish gripped her, and she felt herself spiraling out of control. How could she tell her children? HOW??

The words of the caller still echoed in her head.

“I am sorry to tell you, but your husband suffered a heart attack in his hotel room. His sister called 911, but it was too late.”

“His SISTER??”

“Yes. She left, though.”

“But Drew doesn’t have a sister!”

“Sorry, ma’m.”

15 comments:

Ames said...

When a cheater cheats, they don't think about what would happen if everyone found out and how it affects everyone connected to them. Some may think he got what he deserved. But I think he will go into his afterlife feeling the pain he caused for eternity.~Ames

Sue said...

Oh, dear. What an awful way to find out...the double whammy.

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Pondside said...

Truth can be stranger than fiction, and I'll bet this scenario has been played for real somewhere, sometime.

Jo said...

uh oh .... he kinda got what he deserved ... kinda ... but poor her ...

Vicki/Jake said...

Ha! Could be a page out of my life, except the jerk is still among the living...
Great story Judy!

Daydreamertoo said...

Oh that is so cruel. Bad enough to lose her hubby but to find out he was cheating on her too, talk about a double whammy! I see someone else called it that, too. LOL

anitamombanita said...

Dirty dog! Great twist!

Tammy said...

Ooooh...the plot thickens! Delightful!!

cj Schlottman said...

Ouch! This is tight and filled with tension. You always come up with the most clever twists.

Namaste.........cj

Judie said...

James Dickey once wrote in his poem, "Adultery," "We have all been in rooms we cannot die in, and they are odd places and sad..."

Too bad people don't think about what MIGHT happen, eh??

moondustwriter said...

Great intrigue
Wonder what the "sister" did and didn't do!

ChrisJ said...

Good one. I thought it would be a surprise and even so, I was surprised.

Splendid Little Stars said...

gripping!

reminding me a bit of the movie The Descendants

Annesphamily said...

Ah....Judie! You are such a terrific writer!

Jenny said...

Cheater! I actually didn't see that one coming, Judie. My mouth dropped open and I got ticked.

Cheaters are disgusting...ummm...well...cheaters!

Hooray.

I'm going to read your newer posts now, too.

I feel like I'm rushing through my comments but I'm anxious to be able to see what else is going on down there.

How's your back, Jack?