Finish The Story 2 – Phone Memory @Tanmay_and_Jain @talesOfsuchita

Thanks so much to Tanmay Jain for including me in this collaboration and it’s time for another prompt, this time from Suchita Aggarwal.

Prompt – The last thing I remember …

Phone Memory

Leela frantically searched her bag. Where was it?
This was not good. Where was her phone?
Everything. Everything was on there. Her whole life.
Phone numbers, photos, her calendar, address book, her banking.
Oh God! Head Office were meant to be calling her this morning too, about the promotion. She had to find it.
Come on, Leela, think…. When did you have it last?
The last thing she remembered was checking her emails on it at the café, while waiting for her coffee. She used the app to collect her points and put it down…
Not in her bag, but down, on the counter… Jeez! Stupid woman! She’d left it there!
She glanced at her watch. The train was due in 7 minutes. She might just have time to get to the station café to rescue it.
Leela quickly made her way against the throngs of commuters who were headed on the same train as her.
The café was busy. She jostled past the line of irate caffeine addicts, feebly explaining herself as she went, and got to the front.
But there was no phone.
Someone must have taken it.
Her shoulders sagged. That was it. Life was over. What would she do without her phone?
“Leela!” A voice calling her name registered in her mind. Andre, the barista behind the counter smiled at her and held his arm aloft, holding something. “Looks like you left me an extra tip today!”
Her phone! Thank goodness for being a regular customer!

 Suchita Agarwal
A writer and content creator, Suchita Agarwal believes words are where the magic is. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and WordPress. She goes by talesofsuchita.

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. joylennick
    May 25, 2019 @ 06:25:46

    Hi Ritu, I felt your angst…well done. And – I know you won’t believe me – but I’m not using mine! Being retired with a land-line and having a lap-top, I manage very well without it. I can imagine the disbelief felt on reading these words ….Our sons, on the other hand, couldn’t seem to live without their mobiles. Cheers. x

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  2. OIKOS™-Publishing
    May 23, 2019 @ 22:53:09

    Fantastic written Sis! Reading this i felt so too, but all my information is in different clouds too. How horrible could it be loosing all these memories. 😉 Michael

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  3. willowdot21
    May 23, 2019 @ 16:28:53

    Woo, we all know that feeling Sis, great take 💜💜

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  4. syl65
    May 23, 2019 @ 15:40:10

    Thank goodness for honest baristas!! This could be a slice out of everyday life Sister 💜

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  5. Khadelk
    May 23, 2019 @ 08:43:59

    You are Great Ritu!

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  6. Radhika Acharya
    May 23, 2019 @ 06:40:24

    Nice one Ritu. The whole scene played out in my mind as I was reading this. Well written with so few words!!

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  7. Suchita
    May 23, 2019 @ 05:15:31

    I love how richly you describe the story in such few words. Loved this take on the prompt.

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