This is my submission to a recent short fiction contest. It received great feedback from readers including: humorous, a tease, original, clever, well thought out, and made the reader think what if?
One morning Kate woke to the sound of a phone ringing. A man with a very pleasant voice said, “Good morning, I hope I didn’t wake you.”
“You did”, she answered, “but it was time for me to get up anyway.”
“I am the spirit that guided you to where you are today”, the man said.
“No way!” she replied. “Spirits can’t make phone calls to humans.”
“They can if God makes it possible”, he countered.
“I have not felt your presence for some time I thought you were gone”, she said.
“Not gone, proudly watching you finish the job of becoming who you really are. There is only so much a guide can do”, he added laughing.
“I am grateful to have this opportunity to thank you for helping me grow. I sincerely hope you have been rewarded for your hard work”, Kate replied.
“Reward is the reason for this call. Our Creator has instructed me to tell you that your time for harvest has arrived. As a reward for your hard work and willingness to take every opportunity offered to align with your soul anything you desire is yours for the asking. The only question is- will you allow you to accept this reward?”
After a few moments of silence he repeated the question adding, “God is waiting for your answer.”
Taking a deep breath, Kate’s enthusiastic response was, “Yes, I have worked my tail off and I am ready to accept everything God believes I deserve!”