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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. Short story - writing on the walls [s]

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message 1: by Benjamin (new)

Benjamin | 14 comments Short story included in my tenth grade anthology. A man is in a room, has something to do with writing on the wall or making notches in the wall, maybe to keep track of time? Think there was also a red light or red button. Maybe it was something about launching nuclear missiles. I made a diorama of it, but can't remember anything else


message 2: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37753 comments Mod
What year did you read this?


message 3: by Benjamin (last edited Jan 25, 2015 05:23PM) (new)

Benjamin | 14 comments I read it in 2004, my sophomore year, which would have been the year we focused on American Lit like The Crucible, The Scarlet Letter, The Great Gatsby, etc. Just remembered- "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" was also included in the textbook. Still having trouble finding it, though


message 4: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37753 comments Mod
Benjamin, are you still looking for this story or did you find it?


message 5: by Benjamin (new)

Benjamin | 14 comments sadly haven't remembered it yet...


message 6: by Andy (new)

Andy Love | 2053 comments Reminds me a little of "A Clean Escape" by John Kessel Dr. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clean...


message 7: by Benjamin (new)

Benjamin | 14 comments I had forgotten about this and went to look for it again just now... it's definitely Game by Donald Barthelme! Thanks for bringing it back on my radar


message 8: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37753 comments Mod
Great. "Game" can be found in Sixty Stories.


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