Another World

She threatened to kill herself because then they would listen. She saw imaginary bugs and was blinded by nonexistent lights. The ceiling was dripping water on her.

Curse words flew like salt from a shaker. Everyone had to stay at least three feet away. She knew the voices in the hall belonged to her family members and everyone was lying when they told her she was mistaken.

They did move her from the nursing home to the psych ward of a local hospital. For observation, they said. All bets are on as to whether they’ll ever see her again.

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

10 responses to “Another World

  1. Oh, this is powerful! In situations like that, it’s so hard to remember that for those people, the voices, the bugs, the water, the everything are REAL. You captured that very well, I think.

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  2. Those are truly two worlds and both claim to be the real one.

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  3. In their minds it’s as real as the nose on our face.

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  4. Wow, Annette, this is amazing. You certainly can write dark.

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