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Darn….

In response to Kat’s twittering tale #132, to write a tale in 280 letters or less.

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Photo by Luis Quintero on Unsplash.com

My car broke down, my phone was dead. Stranded in an area away from civilization, I started walking to find help. Suddenly spotted a payphone. I prayed and inserted a coin. Couldn’t believe my luck when I heard the dial tone. But darn…

I couldn’t remember a single number!

Letter count : 278

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62 comments on “Darn….

  1. boundlessblessingsblog
    April 18, 2019

    True and this is what one feels when you are nervous and darn nothing works even the pay phones. Very nicely written with the picture, Radhika.

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  2. DeepikasRamblings
    April 18, 2019

    I remember moms memory for numbers, she used to have them at her finger tips…With the advent of mobiles, comes your story to say, we are all in the same boat as far as remembering numbers go 😀

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  3. Roshna
    April 18, 2019

    Ah, it’s a miserable reality.. Hats off to you for attempting to try out this challenge, radhika!!😇✨ It’s a good try

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  4. Accidental Blogger
    April 18, 2019

    We all stopped remembering numbers since mobile phones came to existence 😁
    Good one

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Indira
    April 18, 2019

    Good one 🙂
    I liked that vintage phone!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Moushmi Radhanpara
    April 18, 2019

    Hilarious and ironic.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Kranti
    April 18, 2019

    you have portrayed the reality! Nicely written!!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. swalia
    April 18, 2019

    Oh my! This makes me realize that I don’t remember a single contact number. Must memorize at least that of my family. This is what smartphones have done to us!

    Liked by 3 people

  9. iScriblr
    April 18, 2019

    I’m sure this will happen with me! I don’t even remember my own digits! 😉 😛

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Megha's World
    April 18, 2019

    Always an edge of the seat response

    Liked by 3 people

  11. The Typewriter
    April 19, 2019

    Lol… How beautifully you presented my story.. 👏🏼😄😜🤗😇👌🏼👌🏼

    Liked by 4 people

  12. krishnapriya108
    April 19, 2019

    Brilliant!!!! Absolutely loved this story — kept me at the edge of my seat – and then the ending – FaBuLOuS! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  13. vishalbheeroo
    April 19, 2019

    Breathtaking fiction and the twists and turn makes it one hell of a kind, Radhika.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Indhu
    April 19, 2019

    Reality, indeed!

    Liked by 2 people

  15. So lovely and very true, our smart phones actually made us fools.

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 19, 2019

      Haha! Can’t agree more Meenakshi 😁

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      • Yes I do accept smartphone does so much of help. I said that due to one of my recent experience, otherwise technology is about how we use it.

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      • radhikasreflection
        April 19, 2019

        Yes of course. But I think it is largely responsible be for failing memory as the phone does everything for us.

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  16. Sifar
    April 19, 2019

    Sadly with the mobile phones around we stopped memorising the numbers …so this tale can very well be a reality!!

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 19, 2019

      I guess many have found themselves in such situations, unable to recall the numbers, which before the advent of mobilea they had it all memorised!

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      • Sifar
        April 20, 2019

        Very true!! I myself remember very few important numbers now!! 😰

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      • radhikasreflection
        April 20, 2019

        I remember only 3 mobile numbers 😟

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      • Sifar
        April 20, 2019

        Haha…i also tried to remember and my count also turned out to be 3 with one of it being my number (the other two of my mom and sis)!!! 😰 and I remember the other two because they are from the days when we still had landline phones!!!

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      • radhikasreflection
        April 20, 2019

        Same pinch….3 is including mine 😉

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      • Sifar
        April 20, 2019

        Haha….😄😄😄…. have you watched that movie WALL-E? I think our condition one day will be like the humans shown in this movie….

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      • radhikasreflection
        April 20, 2019

        No, not yet. Now I am curious to find out. Will see if can watch it sometime 😀

        Liked by 1 person

      • Sifar
        April 21, 2019

        Yes do give it a watch…im sure you will like it.

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      • radhikasreflection
        April 21, 2019

        👍

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  17. vidur sahdev
    April 20, 2019

    Thanks for the reminder…need to memorize a few!!! 😀

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Deepika Kumaaraguru
    April 21, 2019

    All the other comments have already said it, but yes, we have become way too dependent on advanced technology. I also have to add this: Darn …

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Megala
    April 21, 2019

    OMG! What a pity!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Yasmin Khan
    April 22, 2019

    This is so true!
    I remembered every important phone number until we had landlines.Now don’t remember any🤦‍♀️

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Indira
    April 22, 2019

    Nice one, Radhika.

    Liked by 2 people

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