Exercise #120 : "Fred's Phone Call"
Fred turns on the hot water to fill his bathtub. Joan calls to tell him something shocking, and he forgets that he left the tap running. What did Joan tell Fred? What happens at Fred's house after the call?
RING! RING! RING!
"What the hell?" Fred said, as he grabbed a towel from the linen closet. Water was filling the tub in the bathroom, but he didn't shut it off. Chances are the phone call wouldn't last that long.
He hurried to the bedroom to answer his cellphone.
"Oh, thank God. Fred?" Joan said. Her voice was raspy and hurried.
"Yeah," he said. "What's up?"
"She's back in town."
Silence. She's back in town.
"Fred?" she said. "Fred, are you there?"
In a weak voice, he said, "Yeah, I'm still here."
"I don't know exactly when she came back, but she's here. I saw her at Chotzsky's earlier this morning."
"Yeah, she was talking with Aaron."
When Fred didn't respond, she continued, "I think she may be on her way to your place at some point today. At least, that's what Aaron thought."
"To apologize?" she said. "I don't know."
"But-" Just then there was a knock at the door. "Hey, Joan, I have to go. Someone's here. Just knocked on my door."
"Oh, God. Ok. Call me back."
Fred hung up the phone and put it in his pocket. He walked heavy-footed to the door and paused there for a moment. Was it her? Why was she back in town? What did she want? He grabbed the handle and pulled open the door.
It was her. Just then, he heard the sound of water splashing on his bathroom floor.
5 mintes up. END
Hmmmmmmmm... Interesting! Who is this "she"/"her"? What did she do to make Fred and Joan react in the ways they did??? Odd.
Ok. Time to head off here. Sorry that I had to postpone yesterday's post to today. My mind was fried, and I simply had no motivation to do anything but veg out in front of the tv and sleep. But it's the weekend! Glory be! Now I just need to work on a bit of homework. Bah humbug.
Anyways, have a wonderful weekend, folks!