The drinking fountain

Broken drinking fountain

Drinking fountain, Pataskala, OH. Photo by Kenn W. Kiser.

It’d been easy to infiltrate the school; slip in during the early hours, follow the first to open a door.  After that, map out the facility, then find a suitable vantage point for surveillance.

Initially it perched in classrooms, but gained no information of value; children were not allowed to converse with each other there.   No, better to be in communal areas; there children spoke, there they laid bare their psyches, there one could learn what it would take to dominate and control humans.

So it disguised itself as a drinking fountain; recording, analysing, and communicating with the mother-ship.

Some time passed.

Somebody stuck a piece of paper to its chassis, another affixed yellow tape.

One day, a man in overalls set down a box of tools, rolled up his sleeves and pried open the fountain.

They found his body across the hall later, after one of the children screamed.

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About TheImaginator

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