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Rated: E · Fiction · Sci-fi · #2160603
Write a story that includes a character who can read minds.
"No."

"Yes."

"Yes."

"Definitely No."

Jonathan walked past the ten men and woman lined up in front of him. They had all been asked to prepare an answer to the question: Why do you want to join the Citizens Watch. It was his job to choose six of the people to help fill the vacancies, occurring over the last year. His boss, Mr. Rightford had always told him he appreciated how intuitive Jon could be in selecting the right people for the right jobs. The man had no clue Jon could read the thoughts of anyone within three feet of his mind. Over his twenty-two years of existence he had learned to turn the minus aspects of his "ability" off or at least down where he couldn't hear the internal voices of the people in front of him.

"No."

"Yes."

"Yes."

"Yes."

"No."

"Yes."

Jon stopped in his tracks as a cold shiver traveled his spine. Someone in the group had just turned off their own mind. Even in this age of genetic engineering it was rare. Not wanting to "out" the person in front of the others, Jon dismissed the group with the promise of independent interviews. As they filed past he stopped the man with Adam on his name tag. "Adam would you mind staying a moment, please?"

When the last of the others left and the door lock clicked, Jon turned off his own mind, turned to Adam and asked, "Why?"

Adam smiled. "I was sent to take you home Brother." He touched Jon's forehead with his index finger. Jon fell to his knees. The past and present came into vivid view in his mind. He was not from the planet Earth. His time here was done. He could finally go home.

Word count: 295
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