A Telephone Call

by Parker, Dorothy

Did you miss me yet? Thanks to all of you for your determined and consistent telephone calls, e-mails, and picket lines to my internet service provider (although to those of you with the eggs and tomatoes, I have to say that while the gesture was appreciated, I cannot condone violence of any sort). Out of raw joy for being able to read to you again, my ego’s imagination will take over, and I can picture you all, over the past few days, sharing these thoughts those days, maybe replacing “telephone” with “read to me,” but the gist is there.

Fear not, tomorrow we shall be returning to our regularly sized ego.


Article written by miette

Miette has been podcasting the best of world literature's short fiction since March 2005, when she was just a pup.

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  1. Scoot
    Scoot April 22, 2005 at 4:33 pm |

    Though it’s a bit unsettling at first to hear dear Dorothy with a Yorkshire or Midlands (?) accent, this piece was performed with all the aplomb of a professional actress in a one-woman show. A very effective recreation of a dramatic scene where the one prop, a telephone, doesn’t even need to be seen.

  2. TW
    TW October 20, 2006 at 9:28 pm |

    This is nice, but if you ever get a chance you should check out “Here We Are” also by Parker. One of my favorites. In addition, if you haven’t read her collection of poetry Enough Rope, you really should. Keep up the great work. I’ve only recently discovered this site, but I’ve gone back and d/l all the archives. Thanks so much for all your effort!

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