I walked along the streets, cold and empty. I had gone out and get some real food because the food at my apartment wasn't very great.
I got back and unlocked my door. I went inside and turned on the lights. "Home sweet home..." I looked around. It wasn't really home, actually. It was just a temporary place for the time being. It was what it was.
The living room was to the right as you walked in with a teal colored couch against the wall where the front door stood. The color scheme of my home was light and summery. I love the bright colors that the summertime vibes gave off: teal, yellow, coral and white. I liked to think my apartment expressed who I was.
The hallway was to the left, and there it led to a bedroom and a bathroom. The kitchen was to the left of the door, right before the hallway. It was a very open concept. The kitchen's color scheme was the same but with marble countertops. I took up a lot of hours to afford this place.
I sat at my computer and checked notifications on my accounts. Facebook, YouTube, etc. While on Facebook, I saw an ad for something strange. It was something I'd never seen before. I clicked on it right away. In big letters, it read Build The Perfect Soulmate.
I scoffed. It had to be a scam. Right? Of course, it was. There was no possible way someone could build a grown human to be perfect.
Another main concern was the cost. It had to cost a fortune. I sat there for a good five minutes, bored out of my mind. I finally clicked it and checked it out. I was curious and it couldn't hurt just to see what this fake ad was really advertising.
It had a picture of two people kissing in the rain or something, and off to the side, it said Free at the top, Build Your Perfect Soulmate in the middle, and then below that in smaller lettering No contracts, no fees, just that special someone.
It wasn't super fancy but it captured the eye and stated the basics. I looked down in the description. It said to call a number, and I laughed to myself at this. Who would believe this stuff? I decided to call to see what the number would say.
I dialed the number on the screen and pressed the green call button. It rang and then there was another voice. It wasn't automated like a voice machine or robot. It was a real human. "Are you calling about the ad? May I ask who I'm speaking with?" I panicked and hung up the phone. What was that?
This was some weird prank. That was the only explanation. It was just a prank and it wasn't bad. It didn't cost money or harm anyone. The stupid prank was simply what it was.
The number called back and I started to shake. What had I done? The prank was calling me back. I hesitantly answered the phone. "Hello?"
"Why did you hang up? You called for a reason." It was the same deep voice.
I didn't know what to say. Did I just tell him I thought his ad was fake? "Is this some prank? The ad has to be fake."
"Shouldn't I ask that at the way you hung up?" He seemed like he knew what I was going to say before I said it.
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The Perfect ManGeneral Fiction
Sometimes what you want isn't what you need. Ava Henderson has the man she wants pictured in her mind. She has been dreaming about her soulmate since day one and now this day has arrived. A stranger offers her the chance to have the soulmate she dre...