Friday Fictioneers – One Phone Call

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Photo Prompt © J Hardy Carroll

“You got the right to one phone call,” he said, raising the visor of his helmet.

All my life I’d been rehearsing for this moment. If a genie offered you three wishes, your first wish had to be that all your other wishes came true. Scheherazade ended her story each night on a cliff-hanger so the sultan let her live another day to hear the ending.  There had to be a twist with the phone too.

He smacked the night stick into his palm. “Come on, I haven’t got all night.”

“I must speak to the President,” I began.

 

Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here.

Fancy sharpening your skill with writing exercises? The Scrivener’s Forge offers a new exercise every month to hone one aspect of your craft. Take a look at this month’s exercise on plot.

 

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78 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – One Phone Call

  1. Well, good luck with that. Fun fact is that not all law enforcement jurisdictions must offer you a phone call. Some places only let you call a lawyer or similar professional. Some let you have a call but if no one answers, you’re out of luck. Others let you make as many calls as you want until you reach someone. It’s really variable.

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  2. Hope he doesn’t call the orange one! Hey, maybe he could call the Indian president. We have just got ourselves a brand new one. Who knows, he might just help the protagonist. Good, fun take this one is, Neil. Cheers, Varad

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