Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 51

I love word banks to stimulate my writing … here is the one shared by Heidi Barnes for this prompt:

phone          past          storm          twig          light          green

Source: Unknown

Source: Unknown

After the Storm

A ringing phone in the

middle of the night is

never a good thing


Swimming my way

out of a deep sleep

I wasn’t able to answer

in time

Outside thunder rolled

announcing yet another

round of summer storms


Checking the missed calls

for who interrupted my

deep sleep …

there was no number …

no voice mail …

on the green contacts screen

No missed call

But …

I know the phone rang

enough times to wake

me from a deep sleep


Checking the time

my alarm mocked me

showing just minutes

until it went off to

begin my day


Giving up on sleep I

stumbled into the dim

kitchen light to make coffee

The building storm hit …

Lightning striking a nearby

tree sending a shower of splintered

twigs raining down on the roof


Another call announced itself

this time showing a phone number

from the past flashing on the screen.

With a hesitant voice I answered

what I knew was an impossible

call and caller

All I heard was the raging storm

in my ear and what sounded

like a raspy, “I Love You.”


Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie



3 Responses to Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 51

  1. artifiswords says:

    I like your story, Annie. Mysterious. I would never want a call from the past…nothing would be gained.


  2. Heidi says:

    Wow. Love this. Very haunting at the end.


  3. bbeyes4 says:

    Oh Annie.. I love this! Really well written as always!


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