The Price Is Right

By the time you see them, it's too late to get away. You can't run, you can't talk your way out of it, you have to pick.

Don't think that what happened to the guy before you is any clue. It resets. I've seen two people pick the same door and get a different result. And don't think that just because you can see through the blue one means that what you see through the blue one is what you'll find when you open it. And once it's open, it's too late, you have to go through.

I got lucky.


  1. Sounds like there's no choice but to take a gamble. Nice one.

  2. I like this very much, especially the last line. What happened to the narrator; how did he get lucky?

  3. Dear David,

    Some days are better than others. Glad he got lucky. Nice one.



  4. Dear Mr. Blackstone,

    Human roulette. Good story. Lucky ending.



  5. Replies
    1. I'm picturing Cabin-in-the-woods-style outcomes for those who pick the wrong door, so, yeah, probably. :-)

  6. I kind of played with this idea of randomness in mind. Just because it's one color, doesn't mean that the same thing is behind the door. Glad luck was on his side. I love your title! - Amy

  7. I like the idea that you have to make your choice when you see the doors - you cannot run away...that´s life. I loke your story very much, there is a lot more in it than the 100 words.