It’s almost Friday, close enough for Friday Fictioneers. We are a group of writers who like to tell stories of 100 words according to a photo prompt. We are led by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields of Addicted to Purple. Anyone can join in if so inclined. Here are my 100 words this week.
Sarah felt the sting of the woman’s words. Every hiss and barb. They tore into her soul. She didn’t matter.
“You don’t talk, Sarah. You don’t get to talk until I am done!”
She could not get in a word. Tears clouded her eyes. She screamed into the telephone.
“You stupid woman! You stupid cow! Who do you think you are? Why can’t I talk?” It was all in futility. The woman kept up her barrage. Sarah slammed the phone down.
Ashamed, she caught her breath and dialed the number on display.
“I’m sorry I yelled at you”.
21 thoughts on “WORDS ON A WIRE”
I’d love to know who she’s talking to – my mind is working overtime.
I’m glad I’ve created some intrigue. 🙂 Thanks for reading, Sandra.
Nice response. Sorry did what shouting couldn’t, shut her up! Great title and great take!
Thank you for reading and commenting. Sometimes I surprise myself. I did wonder what the heck I could write to the prompt.
Wrong number?? Yes I like your story
Not likely! Thanks, Mike.
Mum, Grandma?? or random woman? why did her words affect her so? and why call back just to apologize. Interesting story and use of words- ‘barb’, ‘tore into her’..:)
There is a lot to wonder about. Life is like that. Thanks for reading and commenting.
I think it was the wife of a man she’s been seeing
You might be right! 🙂
Why is it always one who have to give in?
Never apology… I would say.
Good advice. I will have to remember that. Thanks.
Poor Sarah has a good heart. It’s intriguing to guess at the background of this conversation. You really made me dislike the other woman.
Thank you! 🙂
What a great take on the prompt! I feel like it was someone close like a sibling or parent. The type of person who really knows how to hurt you. Still I feel sorry for Sarah even if I have no other background to base that on. Well done!
Apparently Sarah is talking/listening to someone close to her. I’m not sure the person at the other end deserved the apology. Well done.
Hmmm… so many questions left unanswered. Methinks the woman did not deserve the apology, though…
Thanks, Dale. Life is full of unanswered questions, that is for sure.
If she didn’t call back, I would have thought, “Good riddance.” I wouldn’t have called and apologized either. A person like that wouldn’t have cared. She would just think the caller was weak. She sounds like a bully. Good story and well done, Lily. 🙂 — Suzanne
I think you’re right that she’s a bully. Good advice. Thanks for reading.