If you are of a certain age, you might remember those little pink telephone message notepads, “While you were out.” Back in the days when executives had secretaries, and before answering machines, we would fill out these forms with information: Who the message was for. The date. Who called and why. There were little boxes to check: Telephoned. Came to See You. Returned your call. Please call. Will call again. Wants to see you.
And my favorite, “Urgent.” I don’t know why it’s my favorite, perhaps it appeals to the dramatic aspect. And there is a larger space to write a message.
Today’s Prompt: While you were out.
A variation of this prompt: The red light is blinking on the telephone answering machine. Or “you have one new message” on your cell phone.
You hit “play” or “voice mail” and listen. You are shocked to hear. . .
I can imagine all kinds of things you might write about, especially with the idea of “While you were out . . . ” I’m seeing pets go wild, plants taking over, bathtub overflowing, kids making a mess, stuffed animals/toys come to life.
I look forward to reading your writing here, on The Write Spot Blog.