Diary of a Demented Adolescent
"I have to get better. I have to get out of here. I have to stop being a silly, silly girl. Silly girls get in trouble. Silly girls become stupid girls. Silly girls become dead girls. Silly, silly, silly Mandy..."
- Extract taken from the diary of Amanda "Mandy" Harrington, a former patient of the now-abandoned Sunset Hill Home for the Mentally Insane.
Let us think of a loaf of bread--as two halves making a whole. When one part is ripped away from another, then the half left behind is uneven. That half is broken, and becomes less of itself than it was before. A loaf cannot become a whole once again once it is cut; the damage is always there.
In the summer of 1996, Henrietta was torn away from her family. She left behind her parents and her twin, Mandy. The other half of her loaf. Mandy was sure that Henrietta would return, because sisters did not abandon sisters--that was the cardinal rule. For those two months that Henrietta did not return to her, the one left behind became upset. She drew on her anger and sadness at the abandonment, and willed for her sister to come back to her.
When Henrietta came back, all was well. Mandy was happy once again, and her sister was in her proper place; by her side. All was right in the reality that she lived in. The only problem with this was that Henrietta had never come back in the first place.
Sane people don't talk to dead people.
Note: some parts of this text include triggering themes such as overdosing, self-harm, and mental illness.
ON-GOING REVISION/REWRITE: 04/06/15