He was the last one left, though he did not know it. Everyone else had heard their insidious message and suffered as a consequence, but he had avoided their attacks by staying off the grid. For years he lived in remote areas, always staying one step ahead, but they chased him down relentlessly until they caught up with him one night. He was asleep when his phone woke him. In the darkness he grabbed the receiver, thinking it would be a friend.
A strange woman’s voice answered. “Did you have an accident at work that was not your fault?”
D.M. over 5 years ago
Great last line! That's so perfect. I love this drabble!
Drew Martyn over 5 years ago
Haha superb. Great drabble John
John Moralee over 5 years ago
Thanks, DM and Drew.
Brandon Sutton over 5 years ago
Damn you, telemarketers! I knew you would be the end of us all! Seriously though, nice work, John!