“Asylum – XV: The Tale” / A Memorable Fancy #382

[Continuing the journal of Diane McMurphy, a patient in Bad Shepherd mental hospital, “The Asylum”]

     I’ve saved telling you about the best visitor for last: the President himself, in goodly godful person, came by for a photo-op one day, preceded by Service agents pretending futilely to be Secret, bomb-sniffing lemurs, radiation detectors that however didn’t pick up the vibes the Aliens are beaming at us from Mars (so says one of us here in Ward H, who receives these vibes from the cell towers, he adds; but then he’s an Alien himself, so how can I trust what he says?)

     The President sat down in the midst of us and read us a fairy tale no doubt thoroughly vetted and validated by the Psychiatric Advisory Board as wonderfully harmless and soothing, and conducive to our acknowledging that we’re crazy. Nothing about a goat, too bad. Nothing about loons, either.

[to be continued …]


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