Walls have ears

The image is from bogitw at Pixabay.com

(For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows an old fashioned record player (aka gramophone) in a room with possibly Victorian-era chairs and other period decorations.)


People trust me with their secrets, but if they really knew me they would be a bit more cautious. That old saying that even walls have ears isn’t all that far off. I may look like an insignificant piece of old tech but I really am much more than that.

My inventor created me to record all the conversations going on around me. When people think they are alone, they share their secrets and nefarious plans which are stored in my memory bank. Once everyone leaves, my owner comes and listens to the recordings and makes notes of anything worthwhile.

He has amassed a lot of wealth by blackmailing his visitors.


Written in response to FFFC # 177, hosted by Fandango

Also included FSS # 55, hosted by Fandango




66 thoughts on “Walls have ears

  1. I appreciate the fact that you provide alternative text for your images. (I do it too, but in code.) Most of us have some disability at some time in our lives, and loss of vision is very common as we age.


  2. These days one doesn’t have to count on walls listening, they just have to go to various social media outlets!!
    There is more than enough there to ’embarrass’ more than half the population and that isn’t even including politicians! 😉

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