Wednesday, September 21, 2016

There Are No Secrets

“This is where you will be working,” said the supervisor.
I looked around the room.  It was all glass and lights.  A storage shelf.  A surveillance camera.  A large sign above the door “There Are No Secrets.”

“We think of ourselves as a giant cell factory where everyone knows what everyone else is doing.  See this?” he said, pointing to a clock icon displayed on the monitor. “This reminds you to take a break every hour and record your thoughts on a company log so that everyone can see what everyone else is thinking.  There are no secrets.”

“Why the need for so much transparency?” I asked.

“Well…we don’t want our workers to share our secrets with our competitors.”

“What secrets?”

“Why, the secret to our success!  We’ve had over two million hits to our website since our start-up three months ago.”

“So what’s the secret?”

“There are no secrets.”

Flash fiction prompt provided by


  1. Interesting view of the prompt. Well done!

  2. Interesting view of the prompt. Well done!

  3. Your thoughts and mine were on a similar theme. Different story though. Yours was cute. I love your play on words.