Exercising the craft—April 3, 2017

By Ekta R. Garg

Prompt: Please share your first 50 words on the topic “hello.”

https://first50.wordpress.com/2017/03/27/hello-2/

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“Hello?”

“Hi, Stephen. It’s…Amy.”

Pause. “Yes?”

“Can we talk?”

“No.”

“I know it’s been a while, but—”

“And I see no need to start now.”

“You don’t understand—”

“Oh, I do. You want a happy reunion, and—”

“Dad died this morning.”

Pause.

“Sorry to hear that.”

Click.