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Sorry, Right Number Part One
An alcoholic lives to regret his past.
David Brian The Offender
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Sorry, Right Number Part One
David Brian The Offender
ALAN sat bolt upright in bed, the sound of the
phone ringing awakening him, his hangover killing
He glanced at the bedside clock through bloodshot
eyes; it read 1:37 a.m.
Who the hell?! he thought, snatching up the phone
and pressing it to his ear.
''Yeah?!'' he spat into the reciever, in a
vehement tone. ''This better be important.''
No reply came; just the low droning of a dead
''Fuck it,'' he said, lighting up a cigarette.
''Wrong number.'' He hung up.
He layed back, inhaling deeply, when the phone
rang again. ''Shit!'' he exclaimed through a
mouthful of smoke. He snatched up the phone again,
almost dropping it in his lap.
''I said, HELLO?!''
A sound this time; he could hear a low
but audible sound like a voice, a child's voice,
whispering, the whisper echoing as if inside a
''Hello?'' Alan said again, this time in a
softer tone, showing some concern. ''HELLO?'' His
head was pounding, demanding liquor.
Just the whisper again, but a little louder
this time: ''Daddy?'' A little girl's voice, sweet,
but frightened. ''DADDY?'' Urgent now.
My God, Alan thought. It's a little girl, she's
probably trying to reach 911, but dialed the wrong
numbers in a state of panic.
''Hello?'' Alan said again, trying to remain
calm, keep his composure for her sake. ''What's
your name, honey?''
A pause, then; ''Daddy? Is that you, daddy?''
Poor little baby, he thought. She thinks I'm her
daddy. ''What's your name?'' he asked again, and
then the line suddenly went dead.
''Shit,'' he said, stubbing his cigarette out
in an nearby ashtray. ''I'll never know what
happened to her now.''
Then, he suddenly remembered; if he'd dial
star - 69#, a recording would inform him where
the last call had come from.
He dialed, waiting nervously for the connection.
It never came; all he heard was the annoying
bleep of a busy signal.
He slammed the phone down in frustration, then
layed back, lighting another cigarette.
Then the phone rang again.
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