It came one day, unexpected:
A phone call asking for a name she didn’t know.
But they swapped their own names and pretended
That was how it had been meant to go.
He called her every day after,
Until that call became her lifeline:
Two kindred souls, their laughter
Became the only luxury they thought quite fine.
But the day she sought to meet him;
The day she spoke aloud her heart,
Was the day he said they shouldn’t speak again,
For he claimed they lived too far apart.
Pieces were scattered on the floor;
There was no one who could save her —
Until she heard his voice once more
In a young man, thirty years later.


For the CW prompt:

“A random phone call from the future.”

4 thoughts on “Enigma

  1. That was amazing!
    Knowing the prompt I was reading and trying to figure out how it was going to work. I thought that maybe it would turn out that she became a he in the future.
    A great piece and a fantastic ending.

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