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And Then Silence

He stood amid chaos, tumult, and noise, hearing nothing.

A voice passed through his mind. “Speak your wish, and your hearing can be restored to you.”

He looked around him, at the lights, movement, and stone-eyed faces. “Do not restore my hearing,” he said. “Please take my sight, as well.”

This story is based on a title suggested by @PanzerVaughn.

Differently Abled

It was torturous sensory overload.

All the colours of the rainbow (along with a few nonconformist hues) strobed across a brightly illuminated screen. Dissonant, detuned tones blared and shrieked on powerful speakers.

He’d been told he was disabled, ineffective, useless. But the deaf, blind secret agent knew: ignorance is bliss.