Unknown Caller – Flash Fiction

Being An Only Elgon

Smart Phones

Why do they call them smartphones? He wondered as he glanced at the display of his ringing cell. Not very intelligent if it doesn’t know the caller’s number.‘Unknown Caller’ could be anyone with a blocked number. It must be a bill collector. Lately, he’d had a lot of those calls. The most obnoxious of them come through as ‘Unknown Caller’. He allowed it to go to voice mail, intending to delete it.

Since before the divorce, he’d been ignoring anything from ‘Unknown Caller’, just assuming it was the same caller, but it might have been one of a number of creditors he or his ex-wife owed. As his father used to say, “You can’t squeeze blood from a turnip.”

His ex took everything he had and still wanted more. As far as he was concerned, they could call her to pay the debts. She had all his money…

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