Another Ghost Story

7 Nov

The Halloween candy is long gone but the holiday’s imagery and themes linger. The phone pictured here looks a lot like the very first phone I can remember, back when I was about 3 years old. I loved the way that handle felt in my hand, and the noise the rotary dial made.

Working Title: Land Line
1st Sentence: I’d like to cut down on my bills but I can’t get rid of my land line telephone because it would mean getting rid of my mother.
Favorite Sentence: Much, much worse is when she just hangs on the line and breathes long, ragged, cigarette-cured death-rattles, just like her last days in the hospice.
Word Length: 760

Photo by Holger.Ellgaard 2007.

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