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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

FF: I know

PC:  J Hardy Carroll
I have heard so many stories. 
I have heard good and bad news. I have heard new lovers, fights, break-ups. 
I have heard threats, laughter, tears, fear, ecstasy. 
I have heard sorry’s, I love you’s, I miss you’s, come soon’s
I have heard all of them.

Now, I hear nothing.
Now, I am lonely.
I have been replaced by cellphones.

I am…….the old dial telephone

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers

54 comments:

  1. Those were my thoughts too. I like the way you constructed this one.

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  2. What a beautiful and sad voice. Poor telephone.

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  3. This is an absolutely perfect take on the prompt - I wish I'd thought of it!

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  4. Loved your story , Dear Dee Dee

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  5. Actually, looks more like it had buttons than a dial, but the same idea. Landlines have largely been replaced by cells. The missus and I got rid of ours a year or so back.

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    1. Press button abandoned phones :-)
      Thanks for dropping by James :-)

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    1. Thank you Properly Ridiculous :-)

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  7. Lovely take, DeeDee. Loved this one. Varad

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  8. Poor fellow!
    There's a saying in my native language "when a new bride comes the old is discarded"

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    1. Ain;t that true with everything in life?
      in the end 'Old is always Gold"
      Thanks for dropping by Dotado

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  9. Not old ! An antique and your value increases !

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    1. I agree :-)
      Thanks for dropping by Gattina

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  10. Dear Dee Dee,

    Those old phones could certainly tell stories, couldn't they? Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. They do :-)
      Thanks for dropping by Rochelle

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  11. That really rocked, Mrs. D. So poetic and at a time when we're starting to remember these things as they used to be everyday occurrences. Well done!

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  12. Great take, Deedee! It's horrible to feel obsolete, especially after such a diverse and interesting career. Poor telephone!

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    1. I agree with you
      Thanks for commenting Penny :-)

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  13. Well done. The passing of an important piece of life for many of us old enough to remember party lines and phone number that started with two letters :)

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    1. Wow, those good ol days
      Thanks for dropping by Linda :-)

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  14. Just like some of us oldsters... we have heard it all! Love it.

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    1. Old is Gold Ruth :-)
      Thanks for dropping by :-)

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  15. At least the dial phone dial phone did not intrude in our lives as the cellular does. I am sure cells will soon be replaced with more intrusive devices .... telepathic communication. Nice write.

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    1. Oh Yes, totally.
      Thanks for dropping by yarnspinner

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  16. Awww... poor old phone. Or is it the operator who's been discarded? Very well written!

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    1. I hope none of them are discarded :-)
      Thanks for dropping by Shallow in the wind

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  17. Hi DeeDee - poor phone ... lost without any connections left ... unwanted too - so true isn't it - everything (nearly) changes ... but in its day I bet it lived the high life ... not knowing what was coming next - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hope all is well for the phone :-)
      Thanks for dropping by Hilary

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  18. A novel take on the prompt. You will have to tell that old payphone that some people think retro equals cool, which makes him a collectible!

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    1. I do hope he realizes that he isnt junk
      Thanks for dropping by sarah :-)

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  19. we had a golden colour antique phone and I loved it. a very take on the prompt. very apt.

    http://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2017/07/the-sunday-call.html

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    1. Wow, we had a black one :-)
      I loved its ring. Sounded like The Matrix then :-)
      Thanks for dropping by kalpana

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  20. Thats an interesting take on the prompt. Its cute. The poor phone booth.

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  21. I'm sure the old dial phone still gets use now and then - when a cell phone battery dies.

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    1. I do hope it does :-)
      Thanks for dropping by Alice :-)

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  22. So sad. To witness so much and now be left so alone. Nice one!

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    1. I agree with you, and live that guilt for the rest of the life
      Thanks for dropping by Alistair :-)

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  23. If only they could talk, there would be so many stories to tell. Nicely done.

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    1. Ever thought about Ouija board *wink wink*
      Thanks for dropping by Subroto :-)

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  24. it's getting to be a collector's item. but it still works. :)

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    1. Everytime :-)
      Thanks for dropping by Plaridel

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