What is Inside Room 814?

Welcome to TDC 814, a room full of mystery, intrigue, adventure, or just plain fun. Write a story of might one expect when you open the door? If it helps, try a photo as a prompt. You might have some fun using today’s date…

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Existential Door Crisis

Written by AstroComfy on April 2, 2014 5:39 pm
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What’s inside Room 814? Another door. And another. And another.

A Mash-Up of The Twilight Zone’s “22” and The TDC Zone’s “814”

Written by Cris Crissman @Cris2B on April 1, 2014 11:11 pm
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Talky Tina stands in front of the swinging doors to Room 814 and says: “This is Room 814. And on the other side of its doors lies an adventure that is as fascinating as it is inexplicable. I only tell it to my true friends. It’s an age-old horror tale whose origin is unknown. We’ve dressed it up in some hospital wrappings. Next on The TDC Zone: “814”. Be prepared to be spooked!” (Tiny Tina jabs her left forefinger toward the camera.) “It’s that kind of story.”

Episode Notes:

This is a typical “dream-state” episode with a young woman who suffers recurring nightmares about entering a hospital morgue, Room 814, is eventually saved from being blown up in an airplane explosion because she freaks out and refuses to board when she sees that the flight is — number 814.

Really spooky episode. Check it out at Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty_Two_%28The_Twilight_Zone%29


Written by Bill Smith on April 1, 2014 5:22 pm
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Welcome to room 814, said the young lady. Nice looking blonde. A little on the short side, but pleasantly plump, if you know what I mean. Her nametag said WEENA in all caps just like that.

As a receptionist for Futura Corp., Weena seemed to have a bit of insight into the future. As she continued her spiel, there was something about a time machine in the room. But all I saw was a blur on the pedestal in the center.
But that blur, every now and then it seemed to either vanish altogether, or else solidify into some sort of a machine with a man in a lab coat sitting on a seat, his hands on a couple of metal rods in front of him. Once, there was another creature with him, I hesitate to say another person, though it look somewhat humanoid.

I asked Weena what it was all about. Believe it or not, she said we were seeing a time traveler move back and forth in time. That other creature made her wince. She even claimed she was from the future and this creature was an enemy of her people. She called him a Morlock or Warlock or something like that.

Well, I had to get back to my lab at the research center, so didn’t learn much else about the activity in room 814. I’m trying to figure out how to pick up radio waves from the early 21st century.

Howard’s Annual Laugh

Written by @iamTalkyTina on April 1, 2014 2:58 pm
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Well, if YOUR office were located next door to Room 814, LIKE MINE IS (!!!!), then you would know that a whole extra whack of people have been getting off the lift today on the eighth floor, walking down the hall past the Health and Safety Officer’s Health and Safety Monitoring and Security Centre, and peeking into the room adjacent to mine. That’s Room 814. (I’m in 813.)

I tell you, it’s been non-stop every since The Daily Create 814 was posted this morning. Sheesh. You would THINK that everyone knows what’s in there by now. But NO! All day, the ping of the lift, the constant sound of feet plodding down the hallway, the creak of the door (Maintenance needs to get some oil on that, bub!), the expected pregnant pause, and then the mandatory simple and anti-climatic .. “oh.” And then the door closes, the feet retreat down the hallway, and then folks stand there tapping their toes and passing the time with a kind of mutually embarrassed silence until the lift pings open and takes them away. If I’m lucky, it doesn’t bring another mob when it arrives, but usually it does. Pretty much NON-STOP, all day.

So, get your jollies in today folks, because tomorrow the door gets locked up again for another year, until Howard in the Plant department pulls his old April Fool stunt in 2015. I tell ya, some things get old REALLY FAST. But to Howard’s credit, it gets all the newbies EVERY TIME!

Well, bye!

After Issa

Written by @heystorytellers on April 1, 2014 2:32 pm
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Climb Mount Fuji,

O snail,

but slowly, slowly.
And stay out of room 814. Seriously. Those peeps are cray-cray.

Even with insects—
Some can sing,
Some can’t.
But you should see the water strider singing “Hooked on a Feelin’” [in room 814].

For you fleas too
The nights must be long,
They must be lonely.
Not me, though, I’m dancing on the bar at this cray-cray party in room 814!

Don’t worry, spiders,
I keep house
Not like the party animals in room 814.

Room 814

Written by dkernohan on April 1, 2014 9:45 am
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Tomorrow’s meeting will be held in room 814, which is in building D on the main campus.

To find the room:

Enter building A (*not* D) at the main entrance (entrance 2 on the map). Turn left through the double-doors marked “Student Work Submission Point” and take the third door on your left, which leads to a small staircase. Ascend the staircase to the second floor (two flights).

At the top of the staircase turn right and continue down the corridor past the common room and the microbiology labs. At the end of the staircase continue through the double doors and down one flight of stairs. (*not* the mezzanine level half-a-flight down).

Take the door marked “staff offices – building G” and continue to the first crossroads. Turn left here, past the bank of elevators and through the reception area. Exit via the glass door and continue via the short covered walkway to building G. Immediately on entering the building turn left and climb the ramp up to the single wooden door.

Through the door follow the sign for the “Chemical Stores” that points left at the noticeboard, but DO NOT continue to follow the corridor as it veers left. Instead climb the stone staircase through the door on your right to the third floor and continue past the vending machines as the corridor slopes gently downwards. You’ll see us through the windows to your left, so turn left at the next corridor and then left again to find the door to room 814.

Please do bring copies of all papers if required as these will not be available at the meeting. The nearest place to buy coffee or tea is the refectory in the basement of A block, though cold drinks are available from the vending machines at the top of the G block staircase.

Please dress appropriately.

What’s inside Room 814?

Written by Ronald on April 1, 2014 8:49 am
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knock, knock
‘Can I clean the room, please?’
I open the door
male voice murmurs
sound of sheets fumbling
‘Mum, what are you doing here?’