Flash Fiction: Who is this?

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by LJ Frank

Hello? Is this ….?  

Please press 1 or say services. Press 2 or say technical support. Press 3 or say billing. Press 4 or say appointment. Press 5 or say human being if you wish to speak directly to a person in the administration. Press 6 or say AI operator or press 7 if you wish to hear these options again.


Click. Hello. (Sweet voice with accent)


You have reached the administrator. That person is unavailable but if you wish, please leave your name, number and a brief message and why you need to speak with a human being. Our AI Operator will get back to you within the next 24 hours. If we do not return your call within that time frame it simply means your call was unacceptable under our current policy. If you would like to know more about our policy, please subscribe to our policy newsletter. Subscription rates vary depending on location.

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