“That’s like having to choose between a week with my Mother-in-law or reliving Secondary School.”

Washington appreciated Milo’s penchant for the dramatic as always.

These were his choices:

He could enter through Door G or Door H or remain in…


Washington had opened Door H revealing a giant tank full of crustaceans. Milo suffered from ostraconophobia thus that room was a no-go.

“It´s gonna be my phobia on the other side of that door. It´s not something that will scare you.” Washington urged Milo forward with words but also a nudge in the back towards Door G.

They took the handle and opened it together.

Washington and his spectrophobia were greeted by a room full of mirrors.

“I would say my phobia is insurmountable, I simply can’t get past the tank, even if you tried to move it out the way for me. I reckon one of these mirrors will act as a door of some sort, so you stay there one sec.” Milo was really stepping up to the plate now and Washington didn’t need to be asked twice to sit down and relax.

But how did the pair end up in such a place?

While searching for fame, fortune and glory of course.

They had signed up for the TV show “House of Conundrums” and they had made it to this, the 5th and final round.

The winners of the show would receive a cheque for £5000 and for the runners-up, a trip to the Derwent Pencil Museum awaited.

The stakes couldn’t be higher.

Milo indeed discovered the mirror at the back was a doorway.

“Let’s just assume the other teams made it through their rooms and we’ve already lost.” Washington shivered at the thought of facing his reflection.

“No way. Take my hand.”

Milo pulled Washington in like a toddler before opening the mirror/door.

The TV studio wasn’t waiting on the other side though.

Nobody had told them about Room 6…


“This’ll be a piece of cake.” The irony was palpable.

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    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    2 years ago

    So scary. The scariest room is room 6, The room of live snakes and ladders. Because I am afraid of snakes.

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