Before I write this: I'm writing this all from a writing prompt I've found elsewhere. It's going to all be off the top of my head, so I don't expect it to be very good. I just want a place to practice my writing abilities and hopefully get some feedback. Thanks for reading!!
When the phone rang on that Wednesday night in March, I didn't expect it to be anything. Maybe a telemarketer, or somebody calling the wrong number. Nothing could have prepared me for what was on the other line.
"Astrid?" a scared woman's voice said on the other line.
"Who is this?" I asked sleepily, and a bit confused. Nobody usually called me. My family usually didn't want anything to do with me, and I had no friends. I lived by myself in a small apartment in New York City trying to sell art to people who didn't want to buy.
"I'm waiting outside for you. This is really important, you don't want to ignore this," the mysterious woman's voice said.
"Are you kidding me?" I shot back through to phone. I rolled over in bed and looked at the clock. It was 1:30 in the morning, and this lady must have thought I was crazy to accept an offer like that.
"Astrid, this is serious. I know the answer. I know how to make things better."
Those words got me. How did she know about me? How did she know of my struggles? I felt something inside if me telling me to go meet this woman. Yet still, I needed to make sure she was being serious. I had to test her a bit.
"Oh, really? What could you possibly know about me?" I retorted back.
"I know you were adopted. You never felt like you never belonged. You had no friends growing up. I know about what happened last year. I have the answers."
At this, I knew what I had to do. I hung up the phone, grabbed a backpack, filled it with things I thought I would need, then headed out the door to the lobby.
When I opened the door, I saw a black car sitting in the darkness of the night. I walked toward the car, toward an adventure that would change my life, and save it too.
about 1 hour
becuz its difficult to sleep and get up in an hour for "the meal before keeping fast" :/ahh. :^/
about 2 hours