The doctor grimaced against a swelling headache. "Mr. Ramsey, you say there are seventeen people in this room."
Ramsey flexed against the straitjacket’s restraints. "Eighteen, actually."
"Could they really fit in such a small space?" The doctor indicated the padded walls with shaking hands.
"Pill time would be a circus. All the perphenazine, haloperidol, clozapine. Lotsa side effects --"
A knock interrupted him.
"Come in, nurse," the doctor said. "The two of us are almost done."
"The two of you, Mr. Ramsey?" the nurse echoed, brandishing a paper cup. "In this tiny room? I don’t think so. Now open up."
The Space Within by I Saw Lightning Fall
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