Complications – Part 2

The phone rings yet again, its cheerful ring tone grates on my nerves. Jennifer for the tenth time this morning!

I throw the phone across the room and it bounces off the cushions and hits the floor. I hope the damn thing breaks!

This situation has gotten completely out of control. I hear the tone for an incoming text message. I glare at the phone before crossing the room to pick it up. Jennifer!

The phone rings again and I angrily push the button to talk. “Jennifer you’re one crazy bitch!”

“Roger you haven’t seen crazy yet. When I tell my sister what you and I’ve been up to, you’ll think I’m the normal one.” The bitch is laughing hysterically!

“You can’t do that! Donna will want a divorce.”

“A divorce? You have no idea, but you won’t be getting divorced. A dead man doesn’t need a divorce.”

“What are you saying?”

All I hear is laughter. I want to hang up on her, but I don’t think that would be a good idea considering she’s losing control. God I hate women!

“Jennifer please listen to me.” She snorts, swears and hangs up. Frantically I try to call her back, but all I get is her voice-mail.

I race into the house to find Donna. She’s in the kitchen and on the phone. Judging by the look on her face I’m too late. She glares at me. If looks could kill…!

For a moment I think maybe it wasn’t Jennifer, but she throws her phone across the room and picks up the butcher knife. Oh shit!


To read the first part of this story please click here or click on the tab “fiction-short stories.”



About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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16 Responses to Complications – Part 2

  1. Quite a soup the protagonist is in. The ending is absolutely chilling !


  2. wow none of those people seem really normal to me. can’t we all just get along? 🙂 of course then the story wouldn’t be so interesting…


  3. Annabelle says:

    That *is* quite the complication! I’m not sure if I’m really hoping for his safety or not.


  4. lumdog says:

    Complicated doesn’t begin to describe this situation. Realistic portrayal of a bad and, now dangerous, situation.


  5. Gina says:

    Holy crappola is right. There’s a whole world of complication about o o down.


  6. jannatwrites says:

    Yep, he’s a dead man 🙂 I’d like to feel bad for him, but I really don’t. I am curious to see whether she chooses to julienne or fillet.

    I did notice that the first two paragraphs were past tense, while the rest was present tense. Not sure if the tense change was intentional.


    • Tessa says:

      Thanks Janna! People may begin to think I have a problem with men LOL! You know I corrected the tense, but must have missed those 2 paragraphs. Thank you. I hope they are correct now.


  7. Wow–what a mess! There’s an old adage about not. . .using the restroom. . .where you eat. I think this fella must’ve missed that day. I like your use of technology here. A lot can go wrong when you’re not certain who’s on the other end. Thanks for linking up!


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