Stop tapping, Start talking( 1 min read)

The hoarding outside the shop grabbed my attention. I stopped – ‘Stop tapping, Start talking‘.

I pulled the glass door to peek inside, when a girl emerged out of nowhere and snatched my mobile. Before I could react, she said, ‘ma’am, your time starts now.’

‘Pardon?’

‘All you have to do is talk with others like you…It’s 40 bucks per hour and you have to leave all your gadgets out here with me,’ she smiled.

My jaw fell to the floor.

‘It’s a therapy to get people to start talking again, so the next generation isn’t born dumb.’


Written by Chirasree Bose for A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017(You’re on your way to work and a new, strange-looking shop has opened over night.  You are drawn to it and go in but what – or who – is inside?  Tell us in less than 100 words.)

23 thoughts on “Stop tapping, Start talking( 1 min read)

  1. What a brilliant story !
    Wise girl, indeed!

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    1. Thank you so much 😊

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  2. Sotti erkm ekta cafe khulle hoy

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    1. Haha…you never know…kondin khule glo🤣

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      1. Khulle bhaloi hoy…

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  3. I also like the idea of everyone putting their phone in the center of the table at a restaurant and the first person to pick it up pays!

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    1. Yes that sounds good 😁😁

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  4. Good one !!
    This service can be enjoyed for free when your in-laws come to visit you 😂
    Though there’s less of talking and more of listening 😂

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    1. 😜😜 you are right haha

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      1. I finished writing a story Royal Blood yesterday. Please read and review Sree
        Have a great day ahead 💕

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      2. Oh is it? I will surely stop by😊😊

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  5. Is there a place like this in reality?

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    1. I don’t think so but you never know 😜

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      1. If you ever come across such place do let me know….
        Because I am too talkative 😂

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      2. Haha then probably you don’t need it😁

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      3. Talkative is what I think of myself…but others say I need to speak up😂

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      4. Haha…then you’re in the same boat 😜

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      5. Yea… Do let me know if such place exists…
        Have a nice day

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  6. Yeah most of us have drowned deep into our gadgets. People will realise over a time but the question is whether they will know what they have lost as there wud b no alternative to compare.

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  7. Haha cute and fun but so soooo deeep! 🙂

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