Stories tagged “headgear”

  • Headgear

    Your attitude adjustment apparatus has four main components: occipital clamp, dental anchors, and nasal/laryngial probes. Once or twice a week you will visit your therapist, who will help maintain your level of discomfort within acceptable range. While...

  • Refusal

    “Please, dear, I love you to pieces…” “If you loved me that much then you’d agree with me: this is sick! It’s violating! I won’t do it! I won’t!” A mother sits in a therapist’s office, fit to ...

  • Futility

    The girl pulls a pen from her pocket & begins to write on the stark wall. The mother gasps in horror, but the therapist holds up his hand & rises. “This is common, especially at this age,” he explains calmly, going up behind the tee...

  • Care and Maintenance

    You’ll want to take special care with your battery pack. It powers your headgear’s network connection, sensors, and reporting channels, and maintains appropriate electrode tension against your vertebra and soft palate. Your spare battery sh...

  • Blackbird

    He was one of many to first receive the apparatus. He had taken the full 18 months, but they told him that was good; it told them how to improve it for the next batch of maturing citizens. He needed a second round of treatment. They had not been satisf...

  • Like Father, Not Like Son

    “Hey Dan! We have a problem!” Dan looked up from his computer screen, which was constantly flipping through the millions of headgear webcams. “Another one of the regulars? Just do the usual! Five times stronger pain, they black out, w...

  • Public Relations

    “And in recent news, the Corporation has apologized for the unfortunate death of Amy Costolapolis. Sources state that Costolapolis’s diagnosing surgeon failed to identify an as-yet undisclosed condition, which came into an unprescedented co...

  • A Revolutionary New Treatment!

    Standing outside the gigantic, square building (titled ‘Happy Days Child Development Center), Ms. Constance and her son, Andrew, had words. As usual. The storm clouds that rolled overhead threatened of a terrible downpour any second, but Mr. I-Kn...