Saturday, March 5, 2016

Countdown to Spoon Knife: from "Something Plus One"

Today's excerpt from The Spoon Knife Anthology comes from "Something Plus One," by Bridget Allen.

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Day Four

Each day here feels worse. I wonder if I'll ever get out of here. The sense of Other is tangible, like a film that covers every surface with a greasy dust. Of course, there is also real, non-metaphorical, greasy dust. I wish I had some Pine Sol and a scrub brush. I know I'm still in the same hospital, but on this floor everything is different. If I wasn't terrified, I'd be joking about how One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest this place is. Not that there's anyone to joke with. No one's visited since I was moved. Not even my mother.

The Turtle Man stops by the ward but doesn't speak with me. I can't tell if that bodes well or not.

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