Silent Walls

Avatar Author: Concerned Reader I ain't a writer right now, and I probably wont be one in the future, but I sure as hell enjoy the act of writing. I've only just started writing in the past few years, and even then have only produced short stories and s... Read Bio

“This wall has been wiped.” Slain said suddenly, withdrawing his hand.

“You mean someone’s tampered with it?” the clerk inquired, taking a step closer to inspect for himself.

Slain turned to face him before replying, “That’s what it tells me.” He paused. “Are you sure that no one’s been here?”

The clerk stepped back, puzzled. “Positive. You can check the feed-”

“No need,” Slain cut in, “Those feeds are far too easily tampered with. Anyone with a scanner can do it. But this…”


Slain ignored the clerk and continued around the room, checking each wall in turn. After disconnecting from the fourth wall, and even checking the ceiling, he continued on to check each object in the room. With every read, his countenance grew more sober.

“It’s no good. Everything in here has been wiped.” Slain stepped back from the shelf he was inspecting. “Even the fucking toaster!”

The clerk stepped back, surprised. “What’s wrong? What does this mean?”

“It means that I’m not the only one who can talk to walls.”

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  1. Avatar Concerned Reader

    Not sure if a single F word warrents a Mature tag or not. If someone requests it, I’ll flag it as mature.

  2. Avatar Insert Pen Name Here

    Great last line. Also, need an extra “o” on the “to” in line six :)

  3. Avatar Concerned Reader

    Why thank you kind sir. Now fixed.

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