What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

A Conversation

“I took off work to be here.”

“But the parties settled Friday.”

“Its Monday. Why didn’t you call me?”

“Did you get a text?”


“Did you get an email?”


“Did you call the system?”


“Well, then you should have known we didn’t need you for jury duty.”

“I only got a busy signal.”


“You realize you’re phone system was broken all weekend?”

“Yes, we’re working on that.”

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Michael Shawn Sommermeyer

Michael Shawn Sommermeyer writes fast fiction, observations, poetry, mysteries, fantasies, and science fiction. He focuses on oddities, unbelievable facts, strange phenomenon, discoveries, and the people who wander uneven worlds. He ponders the dreams of mythmakers and explores what the every person dreams about. He writes fiction for http://wordsmithholler.com and has written scientific and technical writing for a number of magazines.

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