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Contained by Dulcie Few

The telephone only rings at night, little clipped half beeps, just enough to wake me. It lies still all day, but today you called and I liked hearing you living in there. You were born to be contained. Mrs. Colliballs said you used to crawl into cupboards when you were small, that this one time she found you in the bread bin. How you’d ended up there, she didn’t know, but she laughed when she told me, her mouth opening up like a manhole.

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Comment by Stella Turner on July 28, 2013 at 19:12

Great story, I want to read more, Love the surname Colliballs. This would be a great first paragraph for a novel. Well done Dulcie.....

Comment by Ann K. Boyer on July 28, 2013 at 19:22

Many congrats on a great story Dulcie!! :)

Comment by Shakes on July 28, 2013 at 20:58

great work Dulcie, well done!

Comment by S J Alexanderson on July 28, 2013 at 21:05

Congratulations! Lovely piece of writing.

Comment by Richard Young on August 2, 2013 at 20:11

Congrats, this is great, a worthy winner !

Comment by Monica M Brinkman on August 4, 2013 at 18:45

Took me two reads to grasp the entirety of the tale but once done, excellent.

Comment by Dulcie on August 6, 2013 at 10:42
A massive thank you for the comments guys. I really appreciate them. It's so easy to end up writing in a vacuum. Positive words from strangers are ridiculously encouraging!

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