“Missing” (Flash Fiction)

“The owner of this phone is dead.”
I read the message to my parents.
My mother cried
My father paced
I hit the wall with my fist.
“He killed her.”
We spoke in unison.
“He killed her.”
We repeated the words
Until they became real
And provided us solace.
But we all knew the truth:
She wanted to be free.

(Story line suggested by “Sister gets text: ‘The girl with this phone is dead’“, by Ida Siegal, Shimon Prokupecz, NBCNewYork.com.)

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2 Responses to “Missing” (Flash Fiction)

  1. boomiebol says:

    This is scary good…

  2. vbholmes says:

    I agree–it would be scary.

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