Daily Prompt: Bad Signal

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Someone’s left you a voicemail message,but all you can make out are the words: “I’m sorry. I should’ve told you months ago.Bye.”  Who is it from, and what is this about?

Let me see a voice mail message: “I cannot understand the first few sentences, all I can hear is ” :

“I’m sorry,I should’ve told you months ago. Bye.”

Told me what months ago, I keep thinking, who promised to do what for me, I’m racking my brain, what did any one promise me, I just cannot make any sense out of this incomplete message. So I sat down thinking, one  after another I started scratching names of possible persons who could have called and left this useless message.

Suddenly I remembered it was Kavita who told me months ago she was coming to my city for a visit and would I mind if she stays with me, I had told her I’d love to see her. I have everything ready and now this message, some people if I may say so are ill-mannered, did their parents forget to teach them courtesy, I wonder. After I went through all the work she leaves me a measly unfinished message. Next time she says she wants to come to my place for a visit I’d just have to make my excuses.

May be there is something good coming out of this, at least I won’t have to cook or take her  out to see the city. Goodbye Kavita, nice knowing you!

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365 Writing Prompts: Fight or flight

When forced with confrontation ,do you head for the hills or walk straight in?Was there ever a time you wished you’d had the opposite reaction?

This incident happened when I was about eight years old. I was playing with my friends during a recess break in my school. We stopped playing for a few minutes, one of the girls younger than us, came running to us, she had an orange she was unable to peel, she handed it over to my classmate to remove the skin.

My classmate took the orange and started peeling it, I thought wow, she’s actually helping the girl, this classmate was not known for her good deeds. she was always mean, so I was amazed to see the change in her. After peeling the orange she threw the orange on the sandy playground. The little girl started to cry. I was appalled by this behavior. Meanwhile my classmate left, I was angry and I said,”( badtameez) ill-mannered.”

Someone went and tattled to the classmate, what I had said. She came immediately and asked me,”Did you say I am ill-mannered?”

I replied, “Yes” I’m not sure what her next move would have been, the school bell rang and we had to return to our classrooms.

I think about this incident even now and feel, not all the kids are innocent, some are really mean!

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