Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge is proud to announce it has been designated an essential service and will remain active during any government shutdown. This week's word is "broken", and my story is called "You're Crazy".
The receptionist was stretching, reaching up to get my chart. I watched the fabric of her pink scrubs as it pulled tightly. I could tell what kind of underwear she had on.
I'm not crazy, I thought.
The blonde took the folder down. There were brightly colored letter stickers along the edge. One stood for my last name, but what did the others mean? Did they indicate how nutty I was?
I wanted to say I wasn't crazy.
She saw what she needed, and put the sheaf of papers down.
"Your copayment is 20 dollars," she said. She sounded bored.
Author's Note: Mental illness has touched my family numerous times, as I expect it has most of your families as well. Please note that the preceding is a work of fiction, and it is a character using the word "crazy", not me or anyone I know. Absolutely no disrespect is expressed or implied towards the mentally ill or those who love them by the use of the word " crazy". As I said, I is one of those touched by mental illness.