The Voicemail

Avatar Author: Ronnie I have a hard time writing anything unless it makes me feel small and afraid. The universe is immense, and I am but a speck. Read Bio

“You have one new message,” the soft robotic voice says, “today, 12:31pm.”

“It’s me…you,” from what you can tell, it’s your own voice on the phone, and you seem to be hysterical. “Now is your only chance. You have to trust me! Nothing is what you think! Go into the closet and open your case. The code is 03-21-58, mom’s birthday.” You seem to stop here and you let out a shuddering breath. You continue, though your speech is broken up with your own wracking sobs, "Take that gun and put it into your mouth and pull the trigger. You must trust me! You are running out of time! I would do anything to be able to make that choice now, but they wont let me! Soon you will — "

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  1. Avatar Ronnie

    Hmm. Now that would be a message I would not like to get. No sir.

  2. Avatar Jessica Cahill

    That’s really heavy…I have a hard time even contemplating it. Good job!

  3. Avatar i, Coomber

    Great cut off with that soft robotic voice killing it at the climax.

  4. Avatar Ronnie

    Thanks guys!

  5. Avatar Stovohobo

    Well, I would say the voicemail format was already done, but the content more than made up for it. That’s scary stuff. Really scary. 5 for the idea and execution.

  6. Avatar Ronnie

    I read one of the other people’s story who posted through the Random Story link and I thought it would be a fun one to enter. As soon as I submitted my story I read the other voicemail was and was bummed.

  7. Avatar Jesse Blake

    Awesome. Good thing I don’t trust myself.

  8. Amj Lone Writer

    Gives me shivers. Wonderful.

  9. Avatar Darrell B Nelson

    I agree with Blake, I don’t trust myself that much. I’d probably be thinking I was playing a practical joke on myself.
    Great Job.

  10. Avatar Elice

    very creepy. nicely done.

  11. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    creepy and i like how you wrote in the uh..what do you cal it..oh yeah present tense..that is tight five pencils

  12. Avatar Marli

    Very creepy and real. I’m reaching for my lithium pills …as we speak…

  13. Avatar Raegan Dauterive

    So creepy, but I love how you described the “soft robotic voice”

  14. Avatar Robert Grey

    (incoherent whimpering)