Cell Phone Trouble   12 comments

This post is written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers.


According to the dashboard clock on his car it was 7:09 p.m. when he entered the motel parking lot. He had driven over 400 miles today and he was weary. Even the sunset looked dull to his tired eyes.

Their marriage had been deteriorating for the last year so it didn’t surprise him when she ordered him to leave their home early this morning.

He took out his cell phone. No new calls or messages. He realized that he did not know if that was bad or good. He knew one thing. She had expressed her anger by flinging his phone across the room where it hit with a dull thunk against the kitchen cabinet.

The phone had caused his troubles. He had left it home when he went for his morning walk. Upon returning his wife informed him he had a message, which she had overheard, from Pauline, describing in detail their last time in bed.

12 responses to “Cell Phone Trouble

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  1. Sounds like he got caught with his virtual pants down – well, so to speak. Good story.

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  2. I blame it on modern technology! Nice one.

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  3. A revelation indeed. Some things are not meant to be. 😀

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  4. Dammit, Pauline. I told you not to call me at home!

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  5. Hmm, I wonder if Pauline was secretly wanting his wife to read it? Seems he got what he deserved! Great story!

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  6. Well…with a message like that, I think this split was inevitable.

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