The Builder

It had just gone noon when the phone rang . I had been captivated by a news item wondering what was happening to the world so the ringing came as an unwelcome disturbance. Partially distracted by my article I forgot to see whose number it was and I answered it with out thinking. When I heard the voice on the other end I bolted up right in full attention. All he said was that he was on his way and would be here in an hour. He then hung up. I could not belief what I had just heard and kept looking at my phone. Had that really happened? Had he really rung me to say he was on his way? I checked my last call register and there was his number. It had really happened.  I jumped up and ran to the others to tell them. They first looked at me in silence. Then they got caught by my enthusiasm and started to ask me all about the call so I repeated word for word. The most cynical and down to earth one of us all, just sighed and said “I will belief it when I see him.” I, on the other hand, was much to excited to be cynical and ran out of the house to tell everybody outside.

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Let’s go for a spin?

“Come on, you can do it” I said encouragingly. “Don’t give up on me now” I soothingly added “It is not much”. I looked down at her and could not help noticing that her entire demeanor radiated a sense of depression. I crouched down in front of her, gave her a reassuring pat and said “One more spin for old times sake.” then closed the door and pressed the button. Continue reading


My name is Hannah. My New Year’s resolution is to sit down and learn how to write short stories and see if anybody likes them. It is all very well when your friends and family tell you you are a good writer but it is very different when what you write is visible to the whole world. Continue reading