video chat

“Hey, you…”

“Hey. Let me adjust my screen so we can see better… Okay. Sorry to keep you waiting.”

“Another long day, huh? You, the essential worker. We thank you.”

“Haha. I just wish the things get calmed down a bit. Instead of worse.”

“Yeah…”

“And I miss you. It’s been a while since I last saw you in person. How are you?”

“Let’s see… Still no job. And I…um…I finished another book and a bag of potato chips.”

“You certainly have been reading a lot.”

“…”

“What’s the matter?”

“…Nothing.”

“What’s wrong? You okay? You look…pale.”

“…”

“Are you sick? You got it, too?”

“No. I’m not sick. I’m just…”

“What is it?”

“I’m a loser.”

“No, you are not. You’re doing what you can at the moment. Don’t feel bad.”

“I can’t be responsible for someone else’s life.”

“What are you talking about? Are you… Are you breaking up with me?”

“No. Not that…”

“What then? Come on. Say what you have to say.”

“Don’t get upset.”

“I’m not upset. I’m listening.”

“Okay… Here I go.”

“Yes?”

“I’m pregnant.”

For Sunday Photo Fiction – July 19 2020.

Photo courtesy of Morguefile

6 thoughts on “video chat

  1. Hopefully, the timing works out for couple. I mean for when she conceived. Or else there’s another surprise coming.

    The dialogue is authentic. With only what they say, we get a sense of each person’s character, present attitude, and the tension that is building.

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