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Video Call

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Words by Aron Simkins      Art by Aaron Rowell

—Good morning, my dear children.

(Video, no sound)

Lupita, I can’t hear what they’re saying. Kids, can you hear me?

(Video, no sound)

What’s going on, Lupita? Am I holding this device correctly? What happens if I…

(Call ends)


—Let’s try this again, kids. I believe Lupita sorted everything out…

—You’re on mute, dad. Push the microphone button.

—What’s on mute?

—Hit unmute.

—They can’t hear me, Lupita. How do I unmute this thing? Is it this red button?

(Call ends)


—Okay, I think I’ve got it, Lupita. Hey kids? Can you hear me now?


—Finally. I wanted to get everyone together to... Hold on. Lupita, who’s the old guy in that smaller box?

—That’s you dad.

—Did you call the wrong person, Lupita? Hang up.

—No, dad. That’s you. It’s just your scree...

(Call ends)


—Hello David. Hi Jules.

—Hey, Lupita. Is dad okay?

—He had to go lie down again.

—Why does he keep calling us?

—He got a new phone.

—So, should we call him later?

—You should probably just come over.

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