The Stranger On The Phone Part 6 (Short Story)

“I banged the door, and two security men came to my rescue. They looked everywhere, but they did not find anyone. I decided to leave the hotel in their presence.”

“That was a smart move.”

“I thought it was until I got another call from Jack while I was about to leave the hotel. I asked one of the men to answer the call on my behalf. He was obliged to do it because of my broken mood, but he put it on speaker.”

“That was good.”

“Yes, it was. I could listen to their conversation.”

“Their conversation? Did Jack talk to him?”

“Yes, he did. He even thought he had called a wrong number as soon as he heard a male’s voice.”

“Okay, go ahead I’m listening.”

He apologized, but he later found out that it was the right number. That was when he said what shocked me, and at the same time gave me a sense of relief.”

“What did he say?”

“He said we’d an appointment at 9 pm but that my number was engaged when he called at exactly that time.”

“Are you saying that there’s a ghost stalking you?”

“Something is definitely wrong. Something tells me that the second caller had nothing to do with the first.”

“Have you talked to him?”

“No, I’m scared.”

“Where’re you now?”

“I checked into Tilton hotel three hours ago. I just had a terrible nightmare, and I’m at the verge of running mad.”

No, don’t think about that. Has the first caller called again?”

“No.”

“In that case, you need to summon courage and call the second caller. Send him a text if you can’t speak with him. Then get the police involved if the first caller tries to contact you again.”

“I will. Thanks mum.”

“I will do anything for you, my daughter. I love you.”

“I love you too, mum.”

“Go back to bed. Free your mind. Don’t think about the first caller since he has not called again.

 

 

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The Stranger on the Phone Part 5 (Short Story)

“I’m surprised that you’re up by this hour of the night in Istanbul. Are you on a date?”

“No, mum. I’d a terrible nightmare.”

“It’s just a nightmare, don’t let it bother you.”

“It’s more than a nightmare.”

“Is there something you want to tell me?”

“Yes, mum.”

“Go ahead, I’m listening.”

“I met a handsome guy on the plane on my way here. His name is Jack. We got talking. I liked him, and I gave him my number. I got his text message yesterday morning. He wanted to know if I could talk to him at 9 pm. I accepted, and I got a call at exactly 9 pm. The caller ID was Jack. I picked the call, and he asked me if I could see him. I told him we were not in a video call. He said he could see me.”

“Was that a joke?”

“No, it wasn’t and I was scared. To make matters worse, he said he was standing beside me… Hello, are you there?”

“I’m here. It’s scary.”

“Yes, it is.”

“What did you do?”

“I looked around and headed for the door in anxiety. Guess what?”

“What?”

“He spoke to me after I had cut the line, but I heard his voice.”

“What’s going on, Tricia? Have you been drinking lately?”

“No mum. I told you I’d stopped drinking. I’m telling you exactly what happened to me today.”

“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to doubt you.”

“It’s okay mum, I understood you. I could have asked the same question to anyone in my situation.”

“I’m glad you saw reasons with me. What did he say?”

“He said I should not be afraid. He called me his princess.”

“His princess?”

“Yes, and I asked him who he was. He said he was Jack, the man I met on the plane.”

“Weird.”

 

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