Essay on Short Story : ' The Phone Rang '

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The phone rang as she finished reading the society section of the morning paper, “May I help you?” Louise asked when she answered the phone.

“Louise, Tina.”

“I’m glad you called I was getting ready to call you about lunch. Tina, how about meeting me at Ming’s at 11:30?” Louise asked.

“That I would love to do, something came up and we need to talk,” Tina said.

Sensing anger in her voice, Louise promised to meet her. When she pulled into the restaurant’s parking lot and parked near an oak tree, she sat in the car a few minutes wondering what was wrong with Tina. At last, she locked her car, went to the restaurant, sat down and ordered a glass of wine while waiting for Tina.

While Louise sat in a booth drinking her third glass of wine Tina entered the restaurant and Louise knew from her expression that she was upset. When she walked up to Louise, but Tina didn’t speak as she slammed her purse on the table and screamed, “You and I need to talk!”

“Now just a minute, we’ll talk, but first, I want you to calm down and stop screaming. Now you are going to sit right down there and explain yourself,” Louise pointed to the seat. “I want you to pretend you’re a lady.”

“Our friendship means nothing to you,” Tina shouted placing hands on her hips and remained standing.

“Okay, that’s fine, but you will lower your voice,” Louise said and sipped her wine.

“You talked me into selling my kennel along with the property and buying that little grocery store. After the first…

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