Friday, May 19, 2006

Coge el teléfono


Nueve tonos y cuelga. Llamará más tarde, aunque duda si hacerlo ahora. Llama transcurridos unos segundos. Sigue sin contestar. Cuelga el teléfono de nuevo y camina despacio al baño, donde abre el grifo y se lava la cara. Agarra la toalla del toallero, se seca y la tira al suelo. De vuelta al cuarto, vuelve a descolgar el teléfono. Se coloca el auricular en la oreja pero no marca ningún número. Así espera varios segundos, sin hacer nada, sentado en la cabecera de la cama. Suelta el auricular, que da un golpe sordo en la mesa de noche y permanece suspendido en el aire, balanceándose. Él continúa sentado en la cabecera de la cama, desnudo y con los ojos vidriosos. Apaga la luz y se acuesta.

7 comments:

workinprogress said...

Ya hubo un Raymond. La reedición es peligrosa.

mr. shy said...

Bah, no le des la mínima importancia: estas cosas sólo se escriben de noche, cansado e intentando leer algo de provecho.

Anonymous said...

ohhh honey! does it all have to be so terrible, can we at least have fun divorce sex in our little room in Clatskanie? no?? ok fine. but Cutty Sark isn't really my flavor, no i will be an expensive wife. ill drink Skoal, only the best vodka, for $10 for 1.75 L, i am quite an expensive bride i know. but you wont have to live with it long. ill get drunk and rip the sheets off the bed and throw my glass at the bathroom mirror and scream in your face as you try to kiss me. then i will leave, then ill call you in 10 minutes and well have pancakes in silence at a 24 hour diner and you can sign all of you money to me so i can buy more skoal and do the same thing to the next guy! ohhhh cute!----ok but to be seriously serious i am very excited to meet you! i have heard so much about ARGENTINA now i feel like i know you a little bit! lets just hope my plane is more reliable than your fex ed truck!

mr. shy said...

Hey, Murphy! Cute, too. There are two fragments that I love: the scream in my face when I try to kiss you and the pancakes in the midnight (we've forgotten the neon lights somewhere).
Seriously serious!

workinprogress said...

YES! So it finally happened and I'm pretty proud of my online match-making skills. It looks like Miss FedEx knows how to continue a story. I had totally forgotten about Skoal! How could I? It was so real for some months!

eresfea said...

Jo...

mr.shy said...

¡Ah, naturalistas!

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