Write on Edge – #2

21 Oct

The tinny notes ring out in my dark bedroom. Who the hell is calling me at 3:20 am? Fumbling, I grab my phone, flip it open. Hello? Kristina? Yes? This is the St. Louis County Police Department.

This post is inspired by a prompt from Write on Edge:

For this week’s Red Writing Hood prompt, we’re inviting you to truly scare us.
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
Compose a post in the form of a text160 characters.
Your text must elicit or express fear.
Though this initially looks like more of a fiction prompt, we challenge our non-fiction writers to take a stab at it as well. (Stab! Scary!)
Come back on Friday, October 21st, to link up.


18 Responses to “Write on Edge – #2”

  1. Pamela Gold October 21, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    Oh I love this and hate this. I want to know what happens…

  2. angela October 21, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    Yes, I think that taps into so much fear. A phone ringing in the middle of the night makes hearts stop.

  3. Kristy @PampersandPinot October 21, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    The call you never want to get!

  4. barbara @ de rebus, via Write on Edge October 21, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    late night phone calls never bring good news!

  5. Kelly October 21, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    The phone ringing in the night has a way of elevating my blood pressure. Very scary!

  6. Jacki (@theravensspell) October 21, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Talk about a cliff hanger. Way to keep me wondering (and really, really worried)

  7. Jenn October 21, 2011 at 10:51 am #


  8. idiosyncraticeye October 21, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    If the phone rings that late, it can never be good. Much less if it’s the police. 🙂

  9. Karen Peterson October 21, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    That’s a terrible call to get in the middle of the night!

  10. Carrie October 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

    calls from the police are almost NEVER good!

  11. Alison at Mommy is a Power Ranger October 21, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Wow, this is definitely a call no one wants to get. Great job.

  12. Venus October 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    OOoh, nobody ever wants that call, very scary!

  13. Mama Track October 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    Nothing good can come from this call. Nothing.

  14. Renee October 21, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    Oh yes! Calls like that definitely cause an increase in heart rate.

  15. Galit Breen October 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    Yes, late night phone calls always make me cringe!

  16. Jackie October 21, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    that is something nobody ever wants to happen… a phone call in the middle of the night.

  17. Just a little snarky October 21, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

    Well done. ?I hate late night calls worst are wrong numbers.

  18. Heather October 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    … if only this were one that didn’t ring so true …

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