Headroom

Part 1 of 6 by Madam Z

Something is in my head that’s not supposed to be... I don’t know what it is, but it’s there; I don’t care what the neurologist says. It’s like a soft, pulsating ball of some kind, lodged between my skull and my brain, on the right side of my head, about two inches above my ear. It doesn’t hurt exactly, it just creeps me out. The doctor says that if anything were there, the brain scan and other tests he’s done would have shown it, but there’s not even a shadow or anything else abnormal. I can tell he thinks that it’s me that’s abnormal; he actually told me, “It’s all in your head,” which is pretty funny, if you think about it. Well, he can just go fuck himself, because I know what I feel and I feel something in there.

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Madam Z, author of Shave This!, finds her padded cell quite comfortable, thank you. (Look for Part 2 of Headroom on Saturday, May 5th.)