Written zine about the bureaucratic frustrations of psychiatric institutionalisation.
Fiction. Inspired by The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise by Georges Perec.
One issue. June 2016.
"Having given in
to interminable tedium you sigh from the very depths of your soul and
rise like a phoenix from the ashes of your plastic-mattressed bed possessed
as you are by a sense of hope and an absence of expectation.
Your quest today as it is every day is to capture the heart of
the nurse on duty and persuade her using all the lovability and charisma
you can muster to discharge you from the hospital so you go to the desk
where the nurse ought to be (it is always the same nurse even when it is
a different one) and here we come to a point of uncertainty in the future
of humanity in general, a deviation in the course of collective sapient
reality whose outcome may one day cause or prevent the eventual death of
society: either the nurse is at her desk or the nurse is not at her desk."