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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.

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones

“Thanks, Chet.

“I never expected to broadcast from a place like this! I’m standing amid chaos, and I can’t help but wonder if we, as a nation, have made a mistake in creating this Ministry of Wordplay.

“I’ve been dodging portmanteaus and malapropisms all afternoon! It’s complete pundemonium in here!”