In the distance he heard a faint sound. A ringing sound. After a brief pause, he heard it again, only louder this time. Slowly he awoke and realized that he must have fallen asleep in his chair. Not unusual. He did that a lot anymore.
Again, a ringing sound. He realized it was the doorbell. Someone was at the door.
“Who the hell could that be” he grumbled. “I ain’t expecting no one. Maybe they will go away”.
He sat for a moment listening to the silence. Then it rang again.
“Damnit” he said as he struggled to get out of his chair. His arthritis didn’t help, and it took a while to get everything moving. Slowly, leaning on his cane, he made his way to the door as the bell rang again.
“I hear you. I hear you” he called. “Stop ringing the damn bell.”
When he reached…
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