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The Largeness Of Sound
This is a very black comedy of a short story. You must read it to find out what's so black about it.
I don't write much but this is one of my weirder hence more interesting stories, hope you enjoy it (if enjoy is really the word).
The Largeness Of Sound
David Templeton sat at his desk. He was a jittery person; he lacked a belief in himself. He looked at the phone for the fifth time and decided to do it. He picked up the receiver.
Nervously, he fumbled through his address book until he found the number that he wanted. With a shaking hand he pressed the buttons on the keypad, each time dreading the fact that it brought him closer to dialling. Once eight digits had been entered, his heart started racing and he had to fight the urge to put the phone down.
“Hello”, said a voice on the other end.
“Hi”, said David with a stutter, and swallowed to moisten his throat, “Is Sandi there please?”
“Sorry, Sandi’s out at the moment. Do you want me to take a message?”
“Um, yeah. Can you tell her… Hang on,” David cleared his throat and looked at himself in the mirror on the wall. He changed his facial expression and set himself to do it, “Shut the fuck up bitch, stop crying. You know you belong to me. I’ve been watching you. I like those undies you wear to bed. They get me all hot. I’m going to break in and steal them. Yeah. They’ll help me get hard. Ooh. I can hear you breathing at me. I like that, bitch. Soon I’ll come and penetrate you. You can feel my hot dick now. You fucking want it bitch. I’ll rip of those little undies. I’ll lick them. You fucking better be ready bitch…Okay?”
“Uh huh,” said the voice on the other end, “And who shall I say is calling?”
“I’d prefer not to leave my name.”
“Okay, I’ll just put down ‘Anonymous Obscene Caller’ then, shall I?”
David took a breath and put down the receiver. His mummy would be proud of him.
There was the sound of keys in the door and David rushed to greet his mummy.
“Mammy, mammy!” he cried, rushing up to hug her, “You’ll never guess what!”
“I called up on the phone all by myself.”
“I’m impressed Davey! Who did you ring?”
“I rang you up, Mammy, but you weren’t there. I left a message though.”
“Okay, Davey. Now come over here. It’s time for you to penetrate me.”
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"I don't get the title connection. The theme, though dark, is interesting, but you could have done a better job with the character descriptions. For example, was David a teenager, an adolescent, a retarded adult. The mother - middle-aged, sexy, matronly, attractive, ugly? I think this would have given the story more resolve. " -- Richard, OH.
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