Tell Us Again

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Tell us again about the voices.

Nothing. I mean, you heard what I said about them.

Yes, but we didn’t understand. Perhaps you can clarify? For example, how many are there?

Four, five. I don’t know.

Male? Female?

I don’t know. It’s hard to say. They’re always talking. They never stop talking.

Are they talking now?


And what are they saying?

I don’t want more shock. Please. It hurts. Last time I bit my tongue.

We heard you spat out your mouth guard. We’ll make sure to secure it better in the future. Would you like some water now?


  1. micklively

    Oooh, that’s creepy! I’m glad you only had one hundred words: I don’t think I like where this is going. Please let me know when it’s safe to come from behind the sofa.

  2. Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

    ECT is just dreadful. You have made the treatment of mental illness terrifyingly real and I just want to jump in and save her. She may have been hearing voices but the shock is worse. Makes my skin crawl.

    • J Hardy Carroll

      Mental health circa 1970. In the 40s, they used to keep women in a coma for two weeks using insulin. I researched it and put it into my second novel (due out later this year). Thanks for reading!


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