Thursday, April 22, 2010

55 flash fiction friday #73: conversation for one - iv


vespers
Every night his dog sniffed the same fence-line, while he stared into the same sky, asking the same questions.
"Have you seen her? Is she okay?"

Every night, the same silence.
"Yeah. Thought so. Just take care of her, okay?"

One night, after months, his phone hummed to him.
"Hello?"
"Sorry, wrong number."
Click.

"Sad."

M6Friday: 55FlashFiction Graciously hosted by G-Man.

Alternate Endings
If you've been hanging around for the last few weeks, you've heard about the "Alternate Endings Party Game" I started a while back. Originally it was just a single 55 that I thought could be spun a bunch of different ways and I invited people to fill in the blanks. Then someone carpe-ed some diem and wrote one for a different story, so the game expanded. You can find all of the original stories and the alternate endings at the link above. If you feel the muse, have a go at any of the ones already listed there or any others you might feel like. As people add to them, I'll expand that section to include any that people pick up. No rules, just write (to paraphrase the Outback Steakhouse commercials).

wasted no time in putting together something for this week's story (Seriously, the link wasn't even up yet folks! That girl is quiiiick.)
Last week's offerings can be found here. To see everybody's contributions on everything, visit here.
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18 comments:

Titanium said...

Canis, in adiutorium meum intende.

Deus? The jury's still out.

The moon in shadow, the trees wait.

Fireblossom said...

Um...this is not what I was expecting! Still, dogs must be given their due. I feel certain they are far wiser than we.

G-Man said...

Ti...
You just said in Latin.."My Bedroom sometimes snores like me"!
Very weird!

Mojo...You are just too cool.
Thanks again for giving us Top Notch Quality.
Thanks for all your help, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Brian Miller said...

thanks for interpreting g-man...
sad indeed...
perhaps the phone will ring again...or she just got cold feet...
i'm holding out hope on this 55!

mine is up!

Mama Zen said...

This is sad!

Peter Stone said...

So sad, throwing up those prayers, wanting an answer, and then that phone call and the moment of hope! Only to be crushed...

My 55 is The Pages of Every Book

Yvonne Osborne said...

Eerie. That's what this is. I can see that dog sniffing the fencerow through the trees.

Great 55. Perfect for a cold April night!

Mine is up.

PattiKen said...

Very sad. It's way out of character, but I find no more words. Just: sad.

magiceye said...

numbing...

Robin said...

Sad. And resigned, too.

Beautiful Mojo.

järnebrand said...

Sad. I could feel the cold. It got me thinking. Well done. /Jo.

Kristine said...

there is something eerie and heart stopping about it. In just 55 words, you nailed it.

chitowngreg said...

Nice. Thanks for this. Mine's up as well at http://bit.ly/8dt963. Have a great weekend!

Chef Kar said...

Hmmmm......I need to read it again. New rules for 55s? Or just an expanded new thing? I've been away for a while. Time to play catch up!

Find mine here:

Friday Flash 55 ~ Posthumously Yours

Lulda Casadaga said...

Wishing and waiting and then a damn wrong number...not fair! :(

hope said...

Ironically, I read this, then had a message on my cell phone...from someone who'd dialed the wrong number.

Perhaps she's dialing the wrong number? :)

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

This is rather eerie...like from a horror movie you know..
WELL DONE, Mojo!
Mine is here
hugs
shakira

Lil Bit said...

=( -- bittersweet post.