“Hello . . . ?”

“Hello Jane. This is Father.”

“Fa . . . Father?”

“Surely you recognize my voice darling.”

“But . . . you’re dead!”

“Yes, your husband murdered me.”

“Mark?”

“Poison.”

“But Margaret said your heart . . .”

“I’ve some bad news for you dear; Your husband and doctor friend are having an affair.”

“Margaret wouldn’t; she’s my best friend--that’s impossible!”

“Surely not as impossible as my phoning you from the afterlife? They killed me so you’d get your inheritance early, and now . . .”

“Hold on a minute father, I need to sit down; I feel rather odd.”

“I understand dear. That’s what I called about. Mark’s just poisoned you too. You’ve at most fifteen minutes of life remaining.”

“No . . . !”

“Afraid so sweetie. You’ll need to hurry now if you want to murder him in retaliation before you die.”


"Ring Ring"

Copyright: © 2010 Wol-vriey

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Wol-vriey is Nigerian, and quite tall.  He believes that there actually are things that go bump in the night.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks, glad you liked it.
    It is rather creepy, imagining something like that could happen, isn't it?

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  2. This phonecall from the dead idea isn't altogether that original.

    It was done on the original Twilight Zone -- season 5, episode: "Night Call,"
    (can be seen here -- Part 1/3 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFePjwuWUDo

    based on a shortstory by Richard Matheson entitled: "Long Distance Call" originally published in "Alone by Night" (1961)

    There's also "Sorry, Wrong Number" by Lucille Fletcher, in which a woman overhears two men plotting a murder on a crossed line (they of course aren't dead) -- eventually she comes to figure out she's to be the victim. It was first a radioplay with Agnes Moorhead:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auwK0KdyRlE
    and later a movie:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorry,_Wrong_Number
    Regards...G. Dodds

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  3. Originality? What’s that?

    I’m sure someone somewhere thinks both Mr. Matheson and Ms. Fletcher lack originality too. Ha Ha Ha.

    Man, I’m just out to entertain the reader. If you enjoy something I write, even if its been done a million times before, that’s enough for me.

    Peace

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