Creative Writing Challenge: 2AM Photo (or Text)

Writing Challenge: It’s 2AM and your phone has just buzzed you awake, filling the room in white-blue LED light. You have a message. It’s a photo. No words, no explanation. Just a photo. Tell us all about it. And what happens next.

You see, I want to do this challenge so I’m going to tweak it a little bit.  First of all, I still am a proud owner of a dumb phone, meaning getting pictures on my phone is virtually impossible.  However, this whole waking up at 2AM because of the phone buzzing has happened before, and on multiple occassions and there are times its for different at different times in life.

I’m not a very sound sleeping, most of the time.  I have my days when stress and everything hits, and it just depends.  I’m in a fantastic dream about a wonderful place and things start getting weird.  It always does.  I should take up movie directing, after all, Tim Burton made a hell of a living putting what he dreams up into movie concepts. All joking aside, I have full respect for the man.

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Thats the best I could do with imitation of LED light with my Ikea night light

So back to the point, I’m sleeping and in my dream something starts buzzing and the dream cuts off as my mind enters back into reality.   I reach my hand over clumsily to the night table without opening my eyes to feel where my phone is.  As I pick it up and roll over to look at the screen. I see a blurry screen.  Wait, where are my glasses? Putting those on, I turn on the dimmed screen again.

In this scenario, there could be just a few situations that could or have happened to me…

a) my best friend texting me in studying panic (more in university days)

b) friends texting me to chat about something on their mind (also thats rare as well)

c) emergency (hasn’t happened yet…and I hope to never have to.  I’d like everyone in good health and accident free)

d) drunk texting (I assume)! Horrible experiences of this has occurred to me where some random friend that I haven’t talked to in ages decides to text me some inappropriate message, which I later deleted and erased the contact in general.  It happened a few times afterwards.  Thank goodness that my phone can’t see photos, I don’t even want to think what this crazy person would have sent.

What would you expect if your phone lit up at 2am? This is supposed to be a photo and if it was, what would you expect to see? How about if it was a text, what’s the most probable scenario?

11 thoughts on “Creative Writing Challenge: 2AM Photo (or Text)

  1. If people text me at 2 AM it’s either drunk friends telling me that they’re trying things like bacon beer and they’re all really sick now or just my friend, Mandy who is up all night, to ask me about a photo or something. 😉

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  2. Way to fear technology. I am older, and should be far behind in the technology department yet I even have a smart phone? Kim what’s the deal? 🙂 This scenario would never happen to me because I have started to shut my phone off at night. Breaking the electronic tether at least while I am asleep. Emergencies will have to wait until tomorrow. I think it has made a difference in how I sleep.

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    • The smart phone is being negotiated as I renew my phone deal..haha! I would prefer to not even own a cell if I could. But I need it for work and for people to track where I am… so you know? becomes a bit of a necessity. I can’t shut my phone since its the only alarm that wakes me up in the morning. But minimizing the electronics that are in the room really does help have better sleep 🙂

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