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    A Joke

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by robert eggleton, Jul 14, 2007.

    A Joke by Faith: Lacy Dawn Adventures Character

    Faith and Shelly were patients in a children’s mental health institution (see, “Stainless Steel” at Atomjack Science Fiction Magazine).

    One day, when staff was busy with gossip while smoking, and during an outdoor recreation period, Faith and Shelly made a run for it – escape by going under the chain link fence, a low spot in the ground caused by a neglected drainage line.

    They made it to the country club that adjoined the institution’s property. While walking past its swimming pool, Shelly suddenly jumped into the deep end. She sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there.

    Faith jumped in to save her. She swam to the bottom and pulled Shelly out. Five minutes later, club security escorted them back to the institution.

    When the Director of Psychiatry became aware of Faith’s heroic act, he ordered her discharged from the institution, as she had demonstrated mental stability during an emergency.

    “Faith, I have good news and bad news,” he said. “The good news is that you are discharged from this institution because you rationally responded to a crisis by jumping into the pool and saving Shelly’s life. I have concluded that your act displayed sound mindedness.”

    “The bad news is that Shelly hung herself in the bathroom with her shoestrings right after you saved her. I’m so sorry, but she’s dead.”

    “She didn’t commit suicide,” Faith said. “I put her there to dry. Can I go home today?”
     
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    Hmm you have a good way with words and did that very well. But what I don't understand is why this is remaining at the top despite other threads being posted in since :confused:

    anyway this belongs in short stories, under humour? I will leave it to your discretion, but the lounge is the wrong place for it.

    Good though, can you post more?
     
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    This is a known side effect of one of the site plugins - threads with no follow ups to the original post float to the top of the thread list view (the apparent age is 1-60 minutes)
     

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