“Faithful” by alumna Lynette D’Amico (fiction, ’13) appears at Brevity:
Nobody can call in or out.
Her father doesn’t want the ringing telephone to interrupt his wife’s dying, so the phone is turned off. When his daughters remind him that there are people waiting to hear, wanting to know, he roars, “She’s dying. They all know. When she’s dead, you can call them and tell them she died, she’s dead.”
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