Fantasy Drabble #143 “Rotary”

Anything can be enchanted. It’s not just swords and amulets and icons. More prosaic items can hold magical properties just as easily: an electric lamp; a glass jar, with or without jam; an automobile. This should come as no surprise.

The telephone belonged to a tenant who moved out without paying their last month’s rent. It was kitschy, and I like that, so I kept it. The first time I used it, I got my grandfather. He’s been dead since ‘75. Then I got Aunt Emeline, who died in ‘92, breast cancer. You actually can’t call the living, I’ve tried.

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