Code -#AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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The cellphone’s shrill tone interrupted Sylvia’s thoughts as she drove down the highway on her route to work. Punching the bluetooth button, she said, ‘Hey honey. What’s up? I’m in the middle of the most god-awful traffic on I-70.’

There was a silence of three seconds before she heard Dave’s voice over the line. ‘Sylvia, have I told you how much I love you?’

Her laugh rang out when she said, ‘Not lately. You have to tell me more often.’

Dave’s voice sounded upbeat and unsually chirpy. ‘I realised we never had a code word for our secrets. You know, when you talk about stuff in front of strangers and you don’t want them to know.’

Sylvia sounded puzzled, ‘So, you wanna make some up?Now? Can’t this wait till I’m back from work, hon?’

He replied, ‘Sure, it can. But just remember, code for love is red.’

Ending the call, Sylvia brooded for a few seconds over the weird call and then put it out of her mind. She’d recall it all that evening when she walked in the door.

Dave greeted her with red, all right. The red colour of his blood had left splatters all over the kitchen floor and even soaked the gun in his right hand.



*Confused? Go here to read my post for ‘L’ this month to know more about the story.

A-Z Challenge 2015

My theme for the Challenge this year is

Alternate Β Angles

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50 thoughts on “Code -#AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

  1. I AM confused! It seems paradoxical in what he told her…I obviously am missing something but I don’t want (to be told) to wait till L…is that for ‘Love?!’ I hope my confusion will unravel then, wish sooner than that! πŸ˜‰ <3

  2. Oh, that’s not good at all. I was expecting something sweet and romantic! πŸ™ Now, how will I wait till 14th! You know how to keep us hooked! πŸ™‚

  3. SInce the past three days, no sooner do I begin reading your story, I keep imagining all sorts of twists to the tale at the end. And, the end does leave me shaken! Shailaja, I think by the end of this challenge, we are going to have in our midst the new age Queen of fiction, or Queen of suspense!

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