Message room

A thick layer of dust covered the shelves of the battered wooden framework of pigeon-holes at the end of the otherwise empty room.

It had been a long time since anybody had used this message room, or even this outpost.

Agent Jakov’s eyes snapped back into focus, darting all over the bric-a-brac in the cubby-holes.  He began swapping the items, slowly, then more rapidly; roller-skate for an etch-a-sketch, an empty vitamin bottle for a seashell…

After forming the coded message, he turned up the collar of his coat and departed.

He’d return in a week to check for a response.


About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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35 Responses to Message room

  1. you’d need a lexicon to remember the codes for the code
    nice flash fiction

  2. camgal says:

    Cool story, all those codes though lol

  3. Dear Imaginator,

    You’ve imagined a rather desolate story this week. A good one.



  4. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Imaginator,

    A good story from the dots and dashes of the prompt.



  5. zookyworld says:

    Such a cool imagination to think of this as an outpost for coded messages. I hope the roller skates for an Etch-a-Sketch is good news, but unfortunately I have a very bad feeling about that.

  6. I always enjoy when someone’s story just stands out as completely different. You lived up to your blog name this week, darling. Wonderful imagination.

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  8. draliman says:

    Very original and well imagined, Imaginator!

  9. Damn, that’s clever! Love it!

  10. rgayer55 says:

    This was good. Real good.

  11. kz says:

    cool. that was really imaginative 🙂

  12. unspywriter says:

    That was too cool! A very imaginative take on the prompt and well-done. Right down my alley.

    Here’s mine:

  13. neenslewy says:

    Creative take on the prompt – loved this idea.

  14. erinleary says:

    Imaginative take on the prompt. I enjoyed the use of objects to create the message!

  15. I like that idea. I’d like to make up a code based on souvenirs now. 🙂

  16. pattisj says:

    Don’t they have an app for that yet? Good job!

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