Heaven-sent Hint: #AtoZChallenge


 It was just another Monday. Jeff is busy making breakfast in the kitchen. He cannot stop thinking about his last court hearing, while gently spreading peanut butter on the bread.  There is just a week remaining for legal seperation from his wife, Linda. They have been living separately for a while now but are not really sure if they moved on with their lives. 

As Jeff heads to work, he receives a call from an unknown number. He answers the call while driving. “Hello! Is this Linda’s husband?”, asks the voice from the phone. Jeff casually replies, “Yes, who’s this?” “I’m afraid your wife is in a critical condition after meeting with an accident. Please come to George Mercy hospital”, comes a reply from the called party.

He skips a heartbeat on what he just heard and heads right away to the hospital. He enquires at the reception for Linda and rushes towards the emergency ward. He waits in fear and anxiety, only to find out that it was actually not his wife who met with the accident. He enquires at the reception for Linda Forman, but realizes that the person admitted was Linda Smith. “How about the call?” How did I get the call?”, asks Jeff curiously. The receptionist checks for phone numbers and realizes she dialed the wrong number accidentally. 

Jeff sighed in relief and reminds her to call and inform the right person. He prays silently that Linda in the hospital gets better. But he feels thankful and relieved that it was not HIS Linda.  The very thought of his wife really being in such a situation, was very hard for him to digest. He felt this incident might be a heaven-sent hint to make him realize his love for his wife.

He skips work and heads right away to the bank, where his wife works. He knows he hasn’t seen her for days and their relationship hasn’t been comfortable for months now. But nothing stopped him from rushing to see his wife, thinking of the incident that just happened. He parks the car and hastily walks towards her cubicle. His sudden appearance stunned Linda. “Jeff! What are you doing here??”, she asks surprisingly. Jeff hugs her without hesitation, and answers in a shrill voice, “I love you. Can we please nullify the divorce?”

His reply thrilled her and left her speechless. She takes a deep breath. “Are you sure?”, she asks doubtfully. “Very much!”, answers Jeff with assurance.

17 thoughts on “Heaven-sent Hint: #AtoZChallenge

  1. Still going strong I see!! This one has gone word associative again…Heaven Sent was the name of a coffe shop we used in town during sixth form school years. Quaint little place filled with woven seats and ephemera. Nostalgia rules ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

    Nice twist with the names mix up…in your mind did Linda give him a chance or have you a Linda counterpart story that gives her take? Or….is that waiting for the L challenge ๐Ÿ˜

    Keep going….I’m cheering you on ๐Ÿ˜‡

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    1. I’m glad the title made you nostalgic!๐Ÿ˜Š actually that’s a wonderful idea for L. I haven’t thought about it. Linda giving him a chance was what in my mind. Thank you so much for reading and encouraging me! Means a lot to me! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. I’ve been feeling nostalgic ever since I posted my two memoirs. I never though anyone would really get them but it’s seems on here and likes on Facebook I seriously underestimated them. Bah, I write horror…id have Linda giving him a chance but conveniently arranging for some new footings digging in the garden for some feature…except the digging would only be carried out at night by a man in black with no face. At the end the feature would have an inscription starting ‘here lies…’, Linda would be smiling absently and the faceless man would be digging more holes…. I might use this ๐Ÿค”

        You are quite welcome…I admire you for sticking with it ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      2. Haha! I love the way you shifted the plot from something so romantic and heart warming to horror! ๐Ÿ˜› It needs real talent to do that, seriously! I’m still learning and I hope to get there some day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      3. Sorry…it’s just part of the idea generator. It frazzled my brain sometimes. All these ideas and no time to keep up. Although this one I’m warming to. I could write about this nocturnal grave digger ๐Ÿ˜Š


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