sorry we’re closed

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You know in every shops, pub and restaurant they will all have signs hanging from the doors or windows to tell people whether they are open or not. On one side it will say things like ‘sorry we’re closed…’ And on the other side it will read ‘we are open!’ And it’s just a simple door sign but recently it has affected me and my friends. I don’t go out much and I usually stick to playing video games, but I do enjoy going into abandoned buildings and other old sites time has forgotten.

I am not the type of guy that goes to parties and i tend to have a small circle of friends. Me and my three friends Jackson, Clark and jeremy wanted to go into an abandoned closed down office space. The windows were not covered in dirt and the front door had already been broken into. The four of us went inside the abandoned office space and started to run around. Then Jackson noticed something on all the windows in this abandoned office building. On every window there was now a sign which read ‘we’re closed now sorry about that…..’ And they weren’t there before so we didn’t know how they got here. I mean this was a 7-story building so how someone quickly climbed up all on all the office windows and put them all onto the windows was unusual.

Jackson tried to get out of the building and as soon as he stepped outside, Jackson collapsed onto the floor. Then the lightening bolt like lines formed out of nowhere and started stabbing Jackson all over his body and then his body combusted into flames and he was no more. The three of us now were screaming for Jackson and we didn’t dare go outside and we waited inside the abandoned office building.

Then Clark and Jeremy after an hour noticed all the ‘sorry we’re closed signs’ had disappeared and the three us dared to go outside. We were glad to find out that we were safe now but we didn’t go to any police or adults about Jacksons Horrible ending. Then we all noticed all the people in our area didn’t seem to care about Jackson nor his parents contacted anyone or even the teachers asked about him. It was like they didn’t remember Jackson and that he never existed in the first place and it was only me, Jackson and Jeremy who could remember Jackson. Jackson wasn’t in any photos or videos as well; his existence had been completely taken away.

In school the three of us got together to talk about what had happened to Jackson and why nobody really remembers Jackson. We were in the school library and when we finished talking and tried to go outside on to the football field, on the school entrance door we disappointingly had found that very same sign again which read ‘we’re closed so sorry…’ And they were everywhere. The signs were every where just like they had appeared on the abandoned office building. Jeremy took his chance though to go outside and as soon as he got outside, he had collapsed. Harmful rays had burnt him to a dust and he was no more. Me and Clarkson stayed inside until all of the we’re closed signs had disappeared.

Just like Jackson, Jeremy had been erased from existence and only me and Clarkson could remember him, nobody seemed to care or take notice of Jeremy and Jacksons disappearance. Then Clarkson phoned me with an idea about these we’re closed signs which seem to keep following us and when we see them hanging on windows and doors they trap us inside. Clarkson told me what the signs are trying to say is that the outside world is closed for us. So when me and Clarkson were in the position of victimhood again by those signs in another place, I tried touching the sign to see what was written on the other side. Unfortunately it read the same ‘we’re closed so sorry….’

One day Clarkson phoned me again and he couldn’t get out of the house as those damn we’re closed signs were everywhere inside his house. Clarkson thought to himself that it was a good idea that he would just stay inside, as outside was closed for him now. He then told me that after 2 hours of being inside the walls inside his house were closing in on him and something was forcing him to go outside. Clarkson said goodbye to me and that was the end of Clarkson.

A week after Clarkson I myself had found we’re closed signs all over inside my house and I just like Clarkson just thought that I will stay inside. The walls though are slowly starting to close in on me and I will have no choice but to go outside even though the outside world is closed for me. Damn I wish the outside world was open.

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