Ashlee Sisson Engl302: Prose Sec1 Journal 5 The phone rings and rings and rings in the middle of the night. It keeps ringing after the machine picks up. Finally you answer it—groggy, irritated, and befuddled. It’s the call we all dread and yet know will come more than once in our lives … The narrator’s (closest friend, lover, parent, brother, sister, you decide who to kill…) was in an accident, is at the hospital, and will not last until morning. He or she dresses furiously, jumps in his or her car, get to the hospital, cursing at the slowness of traffic, and the stupidity of parking attendants, and arrive at the person’s bedside. What happens next? Describe the scene, be detailed. The person has to die and the narrator has to be a witness. There can be no miracles. You do not have to use this prompt. First or third person. As I lay in bed I can hear the phone ringing downstairs. The house phone never rings but whoever is trying to get in contact with me has now called three times. Slowly I
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2011 for the course ENGL 241 taught by Professor Wright during the Spring '11 term at George Mason.