wavewriter

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Est. August 2020

"It's not use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then." -Lewis Carroll

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Hello there and welcome to my writing! I create mainly poetry and short stories, and I hope you enjoy them!

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Why My Past Self and I Are No Longer Speaking

October 8, 2020

PROMPT: All Talk

24
    Hello?
    Hi!
    Who is this?
    You! From August 2019. I was getting kind of nervous about the upcoming school year, so I thought, why not call you and ask how it went?
    Heh-heh... you sure about this?
    Why wouldn't I be? You're from October 2020, right?
    
Yeah. 
    So, how'd the school year go? Super homework heavy?
    
Sort of. In the spring the teachers went with a... different teaching style.
    Yeah? What?
    Online.
    WHAT? You don't even go to an online school!
    Yeah, well, everyone did once everything shut down. Most people, including me, are still going to school online now. 
    What happened?
    
You wouldn't believe me. 
    Come on. I called the future for answers. I want answers. 
    
Okay...
    Just spit it out!
    
Well, mid-March, everything shut down. School, restaurants, gyms, everything. People started hoarding toilet paper. It was mayhem. All because of a deadly virus--- COVID-19. 
    ...
   I was pretty sure it'd be over by the summer. Nope. The fall, then. Nope. It's October and I'm still wearing a mask everywhere and doing class over Zoom six hours a day. 
    ...
    
So. That's the future.
    ...
    
Hello?
    IS THIS SOME KIND OF PRANK CALL?
    What? You're the one who---
    YOU'RE TRYING TO TRICK ME, AREN'T YOU? WELL, I'M NOT FALLING FOR IT!
    I know it's hard to believe, but it's true.
    ...
    Hello? Are you there?
    ...
    
Hello?
    ...
    
What have I done?
    
A phone call with me now and 2019 me. 

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16 Comments
  • Anlee

    woah~ so so good! i could really hear the characters' voices and this is just so humorous <3


    9 months ago
  • Carrlene Ray

    This is fantastic! Such a unique take on this prompt


    10 months ago
  • AbellePuppy34

    Haha! SO TRUE!!!


    10 months ago
  • buddingauthor

    Oh God this was awesome!! I loved the prank call part, this is great.


    10 months ago
  • Bertrand

    hahaha: this was humorous:) I really enjoyed reading it, especially at the lines from, "Come on. I called the future for answers...." you show the frustration due to this pandemic clearly and in the funniest hints.

    editing issue: WHAT? You don't even go to an online school! ... don't*... should it be this word?


    10 months ago
  • Mpm#1

    I think my past self would have done some... unspeakable things if she had know what was going to go down! XD Great piece!


    10 months ago
  • Livsnjutare

    Re: I love freestyle too!!
    I also love fly, but I really don't like breast stroke that much.
    XD


    10 months ago
  • Livsnjutare

    I see you are a swimmer, I am too!!
    What's you favorite stroke??


    10 months ago
  • Livsnjutare

    I love this!!!


    10 months ago
  • Tula.S

    I love this piece! Not only is it hilarious, but it touches on some really deep concepts, like the way the pandemic has changed our lives in a way that nobody would have expected!


    10 months ago
  • sci-Fi

    Yeah... my past self would prolly just laugh and say "what's it called, the flu?"


    10 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    LOVE THISSSSSS <3 <3 <3 So true!!!


    10 months ago
  • Coolgirl2020 (LOVE YA ALL)

    Lol, so true. Also, LOVE YOUR USERNAME! XD


    10 months ago
  • katnissromanoff

    I love this! If someone told my 2019 past self that we would be in a pandemic, I would act like that too :)


    10 months ago
  • ~madeline~

    THIS IS HILARIOUS!!!! XD. "Is this a prank call?" I totally feel that XD. Luckily, I never had to do Zoom classes. My teachers just recorded the lessons and we watched whenever we wanted..


    10 months ago
  • don't you see the starlight (#TS)

    Brilliant idea! Comical in a way but also too real, almost a gut-punch.


    10 months ago