Prank Call, Twitter Short Story by Lucas Ruderman

WILDsound Festival

Watch the 140 Character Short Story: PRANK CALL:

Story read by actress Maya Woloszyn

Get to know writer Lucas Ruderman:

1) What is your very short story about?

My very short story is about a middle-aged man who has absolutely had it with these prank calls. He gets the old “Is your refrigerator running?” and the little kids laughing trying to remain serious. Fed up with the constant annoyance, he immediately answers his next call with an angry greeting. This is followed by several curses and crude phrases. He is satisfied with his outburst until he hears the frightened and scarred sounding tone of his mother’s voice. This of course is followed by a lecture about how he was raised much better than he had portrayed.

2) What motivated you to write this story and submit it to the festival?

My father used to get prank phone calls all the…

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