I don’t really know when it started. At first, I just thought graffiti was on the rise. When I mentioned it to a neighbour, she just stared. Then I realised it was only me seeing the messages.
Some were more general “Who are you”, “Cheer up.” Then it was “Don’t” and “He’s a liar” when I was considering an offer to work for this chap.
The doctors have checked me out: my eyes are fine, and it seems I’m not properly crazy either. So am I getting messages from somewhere? Or just hallucinating? And how do I know the difference?
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T.Mastgrave’s philosophical story challenge: Knowledge. My story is inspired by Joan Slonczewski’s The Children Star: a lovely read!
8 thoughts on “The Writing on the Wall”
Maybe the message is: “Don`t worry! Trust and be!”
Interesting response to the challenge. I’m not entirely sure if this is supporting skepticism or intuitive knowing though. It could also be reflecting the confusion inherent in attempting to understand the concept of knowledge. At the moment I’m not sure how you would clarify this without making the piece longer though.
I was only raising the question of how to know. My views on truth and reality are a bit complex for 100 words. I may try a longer story someday…
Cool. Bravo. Yes, I like this.
Thanks. Have you read the book? I suspect you might like Slonczewski, though I’d suggest trying A Door into the Ocean first.