Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Drabble: Reception


When I woke up, my ears were totally plugged. I practically slept through my alarm, the muffled, tinny buzz only piercing my slumber several minutes after it rang, and no amount of yawning or chewing could budge the eustachian blockage. I went to work, hoping nobody would notice, but surprisingly, I could tell what people were saying even without hearing. At first I thought I was just reading body language, but no, I was hearing something else. If I focused, I could even hear people’s surface thoughts.

Then the cold cleared, and my ears popped. Nice while it lasted, though.

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