The package arrived earlier than I had expected. It was a small milk carton like the one kids would drink at school but with an unfamiliar language written on it. The seller promised that the wording was a verse that was meant to summon the spirits; to encourage interacting. I didn’t care. I was desperate. I was more concerned that the small computer inside actually worked.
I synced the carton to the app on my smartphone. There was a faint swirling sound as I turned it on. I left to run some errands because I was too anxious to wait around the house.
About four hours later my phone chimed. The milk carton spirit box recorded something.
I hit the play button: “Where did you go?” A female said in an airy tinted voice. “Where are you?”
My chin trembled. It was her. Her soft little voice. “I’m here,” I whispered back into the microphone of the app. “Daddy’s still here.”
“I can’t find you.”
“I’ll come home. See? Now we can talk again, baby.”
TO TALK AGAIN is my submission to the weekly writing challenge by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/fffaw-challenge-185th/). This week’s photo prompt was provided by Yinglan. The goal of the prompt is to write a story based on the photo. The story must be 75 to 175-words. This story’s word count: 175 words.
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