A Warped Reality

addictsStreet People linger in front of buildings and on corners like living abandoned buildings–all past, no conceivable future.  Who were they originally and how did they become what they are now?  They are the sons and daughters of John and Jane Doe from all points in the world, forgotten by families and friends long ago or not so long ago.  Were they welcomed into life as babies?  Were they impaired mentally as children or good students?  Were they ever loved or missed?  Did they read?  Did they flourish once?  Do they have children?  Did they have careers?  Did they piss too many people off?

I remember one icy morning in 1994 I found a frozen forgotten man sleeping against a dead tree in the Boston Common.  The cop I hailed kicked his foot a couple of times saying, “Hey, buddy?”  until it became apparent nobody was home any longer.  I read the small notice in…

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About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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