100 Word Story #12 The Calling by Tony Kief

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The Calling

Lunch with another cup of tea, I overhear the news.  Updates on war, theft, accidents, and as the light chatter begins they say her name.  Just like a karmic dope slap, I’m in, I can’t ignore the calling.

I leave the tepid cup and rush through the aisles.  I snatch it from a pile, looking nonchalant when the picture speaks to me.  I pay confident in my decision. 

Alone in my Toyota, I hungrily open the bag, and Cecily comes to life. This moment, I honor the hours of toil, and genius to devour the mysteries concealed in the pages.

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