It’s almost Friday, close enough for Friday Fictioneers.  We are a group of writers who like to tell stories of 100 words according to a photo prompt.  We are led by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields of Addicted to Purple.  Anyone can join in if so inclined.  Here are my 100 words this week.


PHOTO PROMPT © Madison Woods

Sarah felt the sting of the woman’s words.  Every hiss and barb.  They tore into her soul. She didn’t matter.

“You don’t talk, Sarah.  You don’t get to talk until I am done!”

She could not get in a word.  Tears clouded her eyes.  She screamed into the telephone.

“You stupid woman!  You stupid cow!  Who do you think you are?  Why can’t I talk?”  It was all in futility.  The woman kept up her barrage.  Sarah slammed the phone down.

Ashamed, she caught her breath and dialed the number on display.


“I’m sorry I yelled at you”.



About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
This entry was posted in Fiction, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

21 Responses to WORDS ON A WIRE

  1. Sandra says:

    I’d love to know who she’s talking to – my mind is working overtime.

  2. Nice response. Sorry did what shouting couldn’t, shut her up! Great title and great take!

  3. Mike says:

    Wrong number?? Yes I like your story

  4. IfeomaO says:

    Mum, Grandma?? or random woman? why did her words affect her so? and why call back just to apologize. Interesting story and use of words- ‘barb’, ‘tore into her’..:)

  5. mickwynn2013 says:

    I think it was the wife of a man she’s been seeing

  6. Why is it always one who have to give in?
    Never apology… I would say.

  7. gahlearner says:

    Poor Sarah has a good heart. It’s intriguing to guess at the background of this conversation. You really made me dislike the other woman.

  8. d3athlily says:

    What a great take on the prompt! I feel like it was someone close like a sibling or parent. The type of person who really knows how to hurt you. Still I feel sorry for Sarah even if I have no other background to base that on. Well done!

  9. Dear Lily,

    Apparently Sarah is talking/listening to someone close to her. I’m not sure the person at the other end deserved the apology. Well done.



  10. Dale says:

    Hmmm… so many questions left unanswered. Methinks the woman did not deserve the apology, though…

  11. If she didn’t call back, I would have thought, “Good riddance.” I wouldn’t have called and apologized either. A person like that wouldn’t have cared. She would just think the caller was weak. She sounds like a bully. Good story and well done, Lily. 🙂 — Suzanne

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.