Short Story: Wrong number

Work(s) in English

Written by Anton Kurnia, and was originally published in The Jakarta Post. Sep 04, 2017

The phone rings. Matari picks it up. “Hello, this is 250-0998.”

“Sorry, wrong number,” says a woman on the other end, softly.

Matari puts the phone down and returns to his book. He has read it seven times. Not because he loves it, but because it is the only book he owns. Its last page is missing. Maybe somebody had torn it out.

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