The Truth About the Whisper Game
If you're not paying attention, things can quickly get out of hand
Recently, I’ve noticed a sense of uneasiness come over me when listening to other people’s conversations.
For the record, I’m not in the habit of eavesdropping or attempting to wedge my way into private discussions. What I’m referring to is general open dialogue — the kind that’s going on around us all the time.
The source of my mental discomfort?
I’m beginning to hear things that truly frighten me. It’s almost as if there’s some kind of whisper game being played in the background, and I’m on the receiving end of a disturbing outcome.
For those of you unfamiliar with the whisper game, here’s a brief explanation of how it works. First, assemble a group of participants — 8 or 10 or 12 people, whoever is handy and in the mood. Then everyone gets in a straight line or forms a circle. Sitting is optional.
Continue reading this and every Premium Article by moving up to a paid subscription. The cost? Only $6.00/month or $60/year. Sign up now and I’ll send you a FREE eBook of Real Life (digital delivery in the U.S. only)
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial
Subscribe to Real Life to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.