Terminal Monday: Under Observation by Lee Edward McIlmoyle
This is a long chapter taken from the novel Terminal Monday. I'm releasing it as a novella because I believe it reads perfectly well on its own. It also serves as a litmus test for those who are unsure about whether they want to read the entire novel.
It retells the considerably exaggerated events of the time when Richard Burley, professional writer and aspiring composer, woke up to find himself under clinical observation in the psych ward of a NYC hospital.
It is almost entirely a work of fiction, but it also contains very mature subject matter, including sex, violence, and mental illness. Please do not let minors read this unless you are prepared to discuss it with them afterwards. Thank you.