Theirs was a long distance relationship. She lived a few miles away from him and all they had was a phone call, to keep them connected and in touch.

5pm was the fixed time that she would walk towards the phone booth and punch a ten digit number into the creaky old telephone and wait for the bell to ring. After precisely three or four rings, he would pick up the phone and they would talk for twenty minutes sharp. For 05.30 was reporting time for him at the base camp.

He was a military man and she was his little princess. He always wished to spend some time with her for they hardly got to see each other, but life was tough. They were happy in the little time they got which was hardly a day after 5-6 months of posting.

One night while watching TV, her father resorted to news – something she hated, but that night the headline captured her attention and she kept on watching it till her heart beat rose to an extreme level. India had initiated a war against Pakistan and a few number of soldiers were even dead from both sides. No names were announced, but she clinged on to the little hope.

The next day at 5, she was there at the phone booth as usual, trying his phone. But he didn’t pick up. The following day again she repeated the same thing with no results.

And till today she is waiting for “The Phone Call” to be picked…




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  Comments (11)

  • disha

    March 20, 2014

    Mehek Di it is diffrnt ………..from rest of ur stories ………must say wat a intelligent mind ….:D

    • Mehek

      March 20, 2014

      Thank you dear 🙂 Stay connected for a story coming up – Medical Romance!

  • shreya ahuja

    March 21, 2014

    Your writing inspires me so much.. looking forward to see more of it 🙂

    • Mehek

      March 22, 2014

      Thanks dear 🙂

  • Mayuri

    March 31, 2014

    I dnt hv words..coz ur every stry inspires me in a new way..:)

    • Mehek

      April 1, 2014

      Thanks Mayuri, stay connected for a new story – ‘Medical Romance’ – starting from mid-April 🙂

  • Ayushi

    April 2, 2014

    wow..this one’s is totally new type.. Amazing write-ups.
    I am eagerly waiting for your new story Medical romance..
    When is it starting?

    • Mehek

      April 2, 2014

      Thanks Ayushi 🙂 Medical Romance will be starting from Mid-April or End-April (most probably!) 🙂

  • Ayushi

    April 3, 2014

    I’ll be waiting..!! 😀 🙂

  • Nehal

    April 26, 2014

    is the story UNANSWERED CALL a part of THE PHONE CALL?

    • Mehek

      April 26, 2014

      No dear, they’re both different stories.