Monday, May 07, 2007

Monday Sparks #8

Waiting and worrying over whether or not she will "get the job" a woman dials a psychic hotline on impulse.

Have fun!!

3 Comments:

Wolfsong said...

Someone answers on the second ring and says "I knew you'd call".
The woman says, "I need to know the answer! I'm dying of anxiety".
There's a long pause and the voice on the other side says "The answer is....47"
"47?"
"yes"
"I think that's the answer the computer gives out in 'Hitchhiker's guide'".
"oh. I believe you're right. In that case the answer is 'don't do it'"
The woman says "That's what I should have done when I thought about calling you".

Sorry for the cheesiness! I really enjoyed reading your blog!

StarvingWriteNow said...

Thanks for stopping by, Wolfsong!

My submission:

Marion dutifully gave her name and date of birth to the PSYCHICS-R-US operator. The line clicked twice, then a deep, throaty woman's voice answered "Madam Sasha knows allll! How can I hellllp you, Marion who does not like her name and wishes she was a Jennifer or a Christina?"

Marion bolted to her feet. "What?"

"I know allll," Madam Sasha repeated. "Trust me, soon you will meet a man who will make your name sound like cathedral bells when he speaks it! And you--"

"I don't want any man advice," Marion said, regretting ever having picked up the phone. "I want to know whether or not I--"

"This man is important!" Madam Sasha interrupted. "He will change the course of your life--"

"Stop with the man already!"

"Child, his presence is so strong; his aura is reaching for you as we speak!"

"Oh, my God. I can't believe I'm paying $4.50 a minute for this! Do I get the job or not?"

There was a long silence. Then Madam Sasha said softly. "You do. But..."

"What?"

"Something dark. Death is there."

Rhonda Stapleton said...

Ooooh these are both good...and nice reference to Hitchhiker, Wolfsong!! LOL