Short Story: An Unfamiliar Diagnosis
Tears streamed from the patient 's cheek and he begged the doctor, he said “Let me go back to my country, let me help my town!”
The doctor assured the man that he was in his native country, and that he surely was in his home town.
He said “Why John, you’ve lived in ol’ Washington, Valcry your whole life.”
John glared at the doctor and while wiping the tears away from his glazed eyes shouted, “Why you! You take me away from my home town and they tell me you know how to help me and fix me. There ain’t nothing wrong with me, I just need to go back home!”
The doctor stared at the man intently as he layed on the chaise lounge, marking every movement and flinch he made. The doctor wondered as to what type of psychological state could explain the man’s confusion. Why the man felt lost? Why the man wanted the go home when he was in his home town?
Archibald Johanson was born in 1860, and grew up in the small town of Washington, Valcry. The population of the town was circa three thousand and everybody was familiar with everybody. The postman’s sister happened to be the secretary at the post office, and her …show more content…
“No this ain’t no Washnigton you liar!” The tears returned. “John, Washington got destroyed in the war, the whole town. The Union destroyed it. But after the war when we pledged our allegiance back into the Union, we reconstructed our infrastructure and made a new town hall. I guess I’m not familiar with the old bakery. But the city, it doesn’t look the same as it did when you were a boy.” Dr. Johannson uttered.
John stood up again and bellowed, “Get out! Get down! Billy where are you! Flank to the right troops! In one swift motion he ran out of the doctor’s office and down the street. It looked like there would be another call to the sheriff. This time however, Dr. Johansson had a better clue as to what was wrong with old Johnny.