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extreme deterioration of immune system due to MPD switching. We are now administering XR-21 for the first time. Subject will stay in isolation as we observe the effects of the drug and record our data. Please note the subject has been placed in a catatonic state via hypnosis to ease his way through the process.” A man walks on screen in a lab coat. He is a younger version of Dr. Guise with a full crop of curly hair. “Cash, can you hear me?” “Yes,” I say in a detached voice. “You have quite a nasty cough. I’m going to give you some cough syrup to make it all better. Is that alright?” “Is it cherry? I only like cherry.” I hate cherry. I hate all cough syrup. It’s been a struggle for me my whole life. Guise turns to the camera and smiles. “Yes. It is the best tasting cherry medicine you’ve ever had. Now, open up.” I open my mouth and he pours a dose in my mouth. “Mmm. Now wasn’t that tasty?” “Yes.” I shiver a little in my seat, watching the screen, while I imagine the taste of cough syrup in my mouth. Guise begins to stare at the monitors recording data, then it switches and his voice continues over some rudimentary graphics. “Over the past week the subject has responded very successfully to the XR-21. Subject’s health has significantly improved while the switching between personalities has decreased significantly. Blood pressure is down, white blood cell count is up, and muscle mass is beginning to regenerate. We will continue to administer XR-21. As of yet, the subject has decreased switching from ten to fifteen times per hour to only twice per day.

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The Paragon Journal - Issue Ten  

The Paragon Journal is an online literary journal that specializes in helping younger authors find their way in the literary world.

The Paragon Journal - Issue Ten  

The Paragon Journal is an online literary journal that specializes in helping younger authors find their way in the literary world.

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