Down the Drain, winner in the 2017 100-word-story contest, Gold Country Writers

Roger, I’m making a chocolate cake for your birthday party tonight.

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I could use some help here.

Uh huh.

Are you listening to me?

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Roger! You’re like a teenager. What can be so important on Facebook right now?

Right away, Hon.

I read that cell phones are addictive.

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And they damage the brain.

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Destroy relationships.

Uh huh.

CNN just reported a tornado descending in our neighborhood.

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Roger. Here goes your cake batter right down the drain.

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I’m leaving now. Text me if you notice. Happy 80th.