Caught in a Pipe

18 min
It started with a knocking sound, then whispers, then the strange conviction that he could read people’s minds. Frankie wasn’t the first person in his family to feel reality slipping. (Marvi Lacar)

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It started with a knocking sound, then whispers, then the strange conviction that he could read people’s minds. Frankie wasn’t the first person in his family to feel reality slipping. A decade earlier, his mother saw faces melting, and thought demons were chasing her.

In this story, we meet Frankie as he sprints away from his history of mental illness and toward the “normal” life he always wanted. Along the way, we meet a man who got sucked into an underwater pipe, clutching a bag of lobsters.


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