Story archives - tag: "phone call"

NoRegrets

I yelled at my mother the night her mom died, because she wouldn't quit asking me if I wanted to see the body.

tags: confusion phone call trying to leave grief [add]

2011-08-22 20:14:36 / Rating: 314.75 /

Marley

The last time mom called me out of the blue, she told me she had lung cancer.

tags: mom cancer scary phone call [add]

2008-07-07 10:36:17 / Rating: 548.75 /

Jessica

I left my best friend a teary voicemail this morning and she hasn't called me back.

tags: phone call best friend [add]

2007-06-22 14:11:40 / Rating: 489.5 /

Avoidance

Invariably, I take the time between her first (unanswered) phone call and the second to sober up enough to form coherent sentences.

tags: alcohol family phone call [add]

2007-06-19 17:15:16 / Rating: 536.25 /

fake a smile.

He called from a restricted number, and although I knew it was him, I humored him when he asked "Is Tommy there", knowing full well he knew who he was calling.

tags: phone call [add]

2006-09-29 13:08:04 / Rating: 316 /