Friday, August 20, 2010

Get Help

GET HELP.

You start noticing those words when you’re going about your day-to-day business - just flipping through the classifieds, or posted on telephones near bridges. Normal places. Just words that seem to be catching your eye. Then they start appearing more randomly: the first seven tiles you pick in Scrabble, the first spoonful of alphabet soup, even those stupid spams sent by strangers. You even check a few of them, but they all end up being for the same old pills and promises.

Now it’s getting so everything you read has those words crop up - close-captioned TV shows, book titles, CDs, bus schedules, menus, everywhere. It’s distracting, very very distracting, it’s so very hard to concentrate when words squiggle out of the corner of your eye, when the keyboard’s no longer qwerty but gethelpgethelpgethelp.

The delusion’s taking its toll. Who needs help? Who’s sending you this message? Why you? How can you help someone who you don’t even know? You’re trying to type an email to a friend. It’s very hard to do. The letters keep swimming and you add an apology in the email, just in case your writing’s garbled. You finally hit send.

You wake up.

You’re in the hospital. Your friend is sitting beside you. "I was so worried," he says. "When you sent that email. 'GET HELP GET HELP GET HELP,' over and over. I came over and found you on the floor. They had to do surgery. Do you know what they found? A second brain. Tiny but fully formed, growing in your head. It was blocking an artery. You’re lucky to be alive."

But you aren’t really listening to your friend any more. You’re staring at a fire escape diagram near your bed. It doesn’t say anything about fire safety at all.

FINALLY, it says. IT WAS GETTING CROWDED IN THERE.

23 comments:

  1. LOL, I half get it... did they take out the big brain instead of the little one or what? someone explain please!

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  2. The little brain was crowded by the big brain, and the litle one was making GET HELP appear everywhere and the guy sent it as an e mail to his friend. after the surgery, the little brain basically left one last message.

    Hope this helps you understand! :)

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  3. Wow! Sometimes it happens to me. I also writes nonsense things o_o Holly shit! It may be my dead brother that was partially sealed in me trying to send a message or even my second personality =P

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  4. Your comments make me sigh deeply, xXxG3MRxXx.

    You are so annoying.

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  5. The little brain was sending one last message.

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  6. ^ above the comment above me.
    I fourth this.

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  7. C-C-C COMBO BREAKER !!!

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  8. lol is it weird that i found this adorable?

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  9. ^ Three comments above me.
    I eighth this. lol

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  10. ^ Four comments above me.
    I ninth this.

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  11. ^ I three-fifths this. You know, like the blacks. In the good ol' days.

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  12. ^ GET SLAVES. The best kinda help. Don't even gotta pay 'em.

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  13. How could the little brain send one last message if the surgeons had presumably removed it from his body? It would have to be the large brain who sent at least the last message.

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    1. Whoa, watch out folks, we're dealing with an M. Night Shyamalan over here.

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  14. LOLZ LMAO LOLZ! I AM SO LAUGHING MY AZZ OFF!! XD

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