You awake each morning screaming, your mouth dry and your eyes red from the tears that bath your Pillow of Ennui. You had the dream again. Of falling. Of dogs tearing at your carcass, broken on the dirty pavement of a city where you never lived. Your days blur together in an existential nightmare that would cause Camus to shit himself.
And each morning you look at the scrap of an old newspaper. All that remains is the headline, and you wonder: what was Doctor Salathial’s Toddler Control System?
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Alltop is the current patent holder. Photo via Tigęrr Risin-Ẃińgs. Originally published April, 2010.