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Wordalicious Writing Prompt #1: Misdailed Number Mishap

Hey, everyone! My name is Stephanie and I'm one of the new Latinitas editors. Allow me to introduce what will hopefully be your favorite part of the week...the Wordalicious Writing Prompt. Showcase your writing with fun prompts, and maybe even win a prize for best story! Latinitas is giving away $50 Target Giftcard (Ooh la la!) to the writer with the best response for Prompt #1. The winning submission will also be considered for print. All who submit will get the chance to have their work read by fellow Latinitas. If you're a bit rusty in your writing, give it a try anyway. Submission deadline is Sunday, September 27. Winners will be announced a few days after the deadline--TBA.

You've accidentally dialed the wrong phone number, but the person who answers sounds familiar. Immediately he/she recognizes you, but because made the call you're too embarrassed to ask who it is. Using only dialogue, figure out who the person is. Add your response to this discussion-- 500 words or fewer.

Get the creative juices flowing! Comments to submitted stories are encouraged. :)


Here's an example to start off with:

-Written by Leah Valdez-

Let's see, is Colby's number 46 or 64? I should look it up, but I don't want to get up and get it. The worst that can happen is that I'll get a wrong number and say "I'm sorry" and hang up. I'll try 46.

Ring... "Hello" (a woman's voice).

"Oh, do I have 87546?"

"You sure do. Mia! Is that you?"

"Yes," I say with hesitation. Who is this person?

"I'm so relieved you finally called me. This has to be a miracle!"

"A miracle? Oh, yes, a miracle. I just couldn't locate your phone number."

"Oh, a brain fart. Well, at least you have it now. I am so glad you called."

"You are? Am I that special?"

"Funny, Mia. Of course, you're that special."

I know that voice. I just can't get a handle on it.

"So how's everything with you, Mia?"

"Oh, so-so, you know. Some days are better than others. It just takes time."

"Yes, I know exactly what you mean, but despite your feelings, you called, anyway. Way to go, girlfriend! Say, Mia, would you like to come over for dinner tomorrow night? We'd love to have you!"

We? This must be a friend who's living with a man or married to him. There's Judith, Kimberly, Megan, Julia and Nancy, but this doesn't sound like any of them.

"I'd love to, but I can't. I have a date."

"That's great, Mia. I hope he's a good guy. Well, then, how about the next night? You're not going to hang up until I get a firm date from you."

Oh, jeez, I'm really in a bind.

"Well, all right, how about a week from tonight? I've forgotten your address, though, one of the numbers..."

"Oh, I don't live there anymore. I thought you knew that I've moved in with him. Oh, it was him you wanted to talk to, wasn't it? Does this mean you're still mad at me?"

Oh my god, it's Amy. She's the one who stole Colby away from me.

"Amy, you're a horrible friend!" I slam down the receiver.

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