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28 December 2012 @ 10:42 pm
Original Fiction: "Enough, Already" (PG)  
Title: Enough, Already
Original Fiction
Author: HalfshellVenus
Rating: PG
Summary: Nobody likes being needed all the time…
Author's Notes: A team_prose entry for writerverse, and the prompt of "All By Myself."

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Finally, finally, I can take a break.

It won't be for long, I'm sure, and lying at the bottom of a dark purse isn't exactly restful. But I'm completely fed up with being grabbed, poked, interrogated, thumbed over, and just relentlessly hassled every five freakin' minutes. Is the world ending or something? Is that why I get checked for new text messages over and over, as if the secret to escaping imminent doom will arrive over the ether from a random contact? From Tiffany or Brianna, or even Buzzdude? God—please.

At least it's quiet in here, though it smells like lip gloss and bubblegum. I'll just relax for a while and—ack! I'm ringing!

Ah, crap. Here come those damned fingers again…


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ecosopherecosopher on December 29th, 2012 09:23 am (UTC)
Haha. This made me smile :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 29th, 2012 07:28 pm (UTC)
It's annoying enough sometimes to look at the effect this has had on society, but so much worse if you're actually the phone! :D
minnesattva on December 29th, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
Cute :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 29th, 2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
alien_writings: Happinessalien_writings on December 29th, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
This was quite amusing! ^_^
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 29th, 2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
I couldn't resist-- the prompt led me right there. :D
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 29th, 2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
The combination of the prompt and "inanimate narrator" sent me right to this, for some reason.

I feel bad for the phone, too-- especially when you think of being constantly pawed at or randomly activated by phone calls. It must get tiresome!

Thanks for reading. :D
theun4givablestheun4givables on December 29th, 2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
Yay, someone else who did the bonus! lol I really enjoyed this. I never really thought about how a phone must feel -- though mine is probably like "I never get any use. Why am I even here? Does she even *need* me?"

And on the days where I get called like a million times it'd be all like "What the hell? I'm never this wanted. What's going onnnnn?"

This was really cute and packed quite a punch for how few words you used for it. :) Good job.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 29th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
With that prompt and that bonus, I just had to write this. It was the first thing that came to mind! Though of course, I have a 15-year-old with a Smartphone. That really says it all, doesn't it?

though mine is probably like "I never get any use. Why am I even here? Does she even *need* me?"
The one my husband and I share probably thinks, "Hey. Am I even ON?!?" Because I've been known to power the thing down for long periods of time. Funny how having a teenager was what finally got us to see the value of texting, though.

I'm glad you liked this-- I'll have to hunt down yours, since you did the bonus too!
theun4givablestheun4givables on December 29th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
I actually *didn't* do the bonus -- I had an idea for it, but something else grabbed me harder. It's just there have been so few entries where people *have* and I think they've all been so cool in execution, so far. It was nice to see this one. :)
Clair de Luneclair_de_lune on December 30th, 2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
Cute. We never think how hard and exhausting the life of a cellphone can be ;)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 30th, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
Especially when its owner is a teenager. :D

Love the Christmas icon!
whipchickwhipchick on December 30th, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
This was fun :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 30th, 2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

You missed the one before this during your travels, and might enjoy it if you get some Internet time again: Cyber Soulmates. I'd say I don't know how you keep connected with all of these trips here and there, but you did for nearly a year with Idol AND won the whole thing, so by now it must be down to a science. ;)
Lose 10 Pounds of Ugly Fat...  Cut Off Your Head.n3m3sis42 on January 4th, 2013 08:12 pm (UTC)
I'm so impressed with the few people who did the bonus! And I'm impressed with you for managing to stay in writerverse. :D

Your story itself amused me. This is so me with my phone when I go out! I can't stand to be away from the Internet for more than 30 minutes, so I have to check my phone constantly to compensate. I guess I'm not the only one.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 8th, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC)
I need to go back and see what some of the other writers did for this. I've been awful about the commenting-on-fics thing between basically Thanksgiving and post-Xmas. :O

My daughter is the only one in our family with a Smartphone, but if I had one, I fear this would be me or close to it. The urge to check up random factoids alone would drive me to it. Not unlike my daughter, who spent an entire evening last week finding out important answers to question such as "How do Eskimos bathe?" and "How do Eskimos handle their dead?" Not so much the modern Inuits as anyone living in frozen tundra for 9-12 months of the year, back in more technologically undeveloped days. They must have had their methods, and so of course, it becomes imperative to find out the answerss now, now now! ;)