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Madhouse – Author’s Note

It may seem like I wrote “Madhouse” to be some sort of cautionary tale, extolling the horrors of reality TV. A hit job, written to sicken the reader like some sort of psychic version of Anabuse. Built to hide in the reader’s system and make them feel nauseated the next time they tried to watch ‘The Bachelorette’ or ‘Survivor Season …

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META HATRED

META HATRED: A term I just made up to describe, the HATRED of HATRED. Remember, back in the ten-year antidepressant tablet that was the 1990s, when psychiatrists set off an epidemic of abusing pillows? Punch the pillow. Shout into the pillow. Rip the pillow’s ear off. Beat the pillow and tell it to say it walked into a door. Shoot …