Tell Us Again



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?


16 thoughts on “Tell Us Again

  1. 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.

    1. 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!

      1. It’s unbelievable what was done, even in the ‘enlightened’ second half of the last century. I haven’t done research, but got glimpses from some of the open online classes I’ve taken.

          1. Thank you! I’m always interested in how writers do their research. :) Wikipedia is always a good starting point for getting a general idea, and full of references for further study.

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