The Man in the Maidenform Bra (3)
FICTION: Part 3 of 5. In which 5 boys wearing dresses escape from a New Jersey Reformatory & a childhood trauma comes home to roost. (READER ADVISORY: Contains violent possibly disturbing content.)
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When wecended to the third level of this Guggenheim-Manderley inferno, I was struck dumb by the sight of my old childhood friend Adam Philbrick who was attempting to swim a river of boiling blood and fire, only to sink into it and rise to the surface again, gasping and crying for mercy.
“Am I allowed to speak with him?” I asked my guide.
“Sure. Just don’t touch him, or you’ll be pulled into the river. If that happens, I won’t be able to help you.”
I called out to him. “Adam, what’s happened to you, my friend? How did you wind up in this terrible place?”