Late Night Caller

50-words about silence

Photo Credit: Photo by Alexandru Zdrobău on Unsplash

In the sudden silence after the furnace blower shut off, Heather heard her husband whispering. His words were indistinct, his frustration clear.

Heather stopped breathing, listened.

A woman’s voice slipped through Bill’s cell phone.

Bill’s reply: “She’s home early. I don’t know why.”

Heather called out, “Bill, who’s that?”

Silence.


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