Bedlam

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And now we come to case… um… 3255. Dr. James?

Patient is cognitive but dissociative. Claims that we are all in great danger but are unaware. He states that malicious religious zealots will crash airplanes into something called “the twin towers”. That incandescent light bulbs will be banned by law. Claims that the wife of the Prince of Wales will divorce him and be killed in a moving vehicle while riding in a tunnel in France.

Interesting. Incandescent light bulbs?

A way of making light without candles. He also claims two wars will be fought between the Americans and someplace called Iraq, and that they will go fight in Afghanistan at the same time.

The Americans? Not the British Empire?

Yes my lord, the Americans. But he did say the British would help.

Well, he certainly seems to be a ripe candidate for Bedlam’s incurables.

Dr. James signed the papers committing patient 3255 to Bethlem Royal Hospital and dated his signature, June 12, 1752.

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  1. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    nice. it’s freaky to read this, though, like, what if that were a real person a few hundred years ago?
    we’d never know… and what if there is one now?

  2. Avatar Kihd

    What a coincidence! I was just reading a book my mom got me with all of Nostradomus’ predictions in it. He intrigues me. And so does this story.

    @Elsha- That would be freaky… Nostradomus did have daughters, who probably had kids and so on…I wonder where they are now? I wonder if THEY have any ideas about our future…

  3. Avatar lindsay22

    excellent story… real shiny….

  4. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Classic sort of structure to highlight where we’ve gotten to and the general unbelievability of world events.

  5. Avatar cathy1993

    Wow love this, very clever. Who can be the one to judge whether to the believe someone or not? Nice one, very thought provoking.