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// Saturday, February 13, 2010

As Expected

    "Every night, when the house is most quiet, green hands spider their way from my closet to my bed," said Milo.

    "And then what," asked Dr. Ni, a prominent psychiatrist specializing in adult sleep disorders.

    "We shake hands," replied Milo, a grin awakening his face.

    With a hint of disbelief in his voice, Dr. Ni says, "You shake hands?"

    "Yes," Milo said, firmly and without hesitation.

    "And then what happens?"

    "We talk about — you," said Milo.


    "Yes, you, Dr. Ni."

    "Why me?"

    "Because the thing attached to the green hands is very interested in you, Dr. Ni. Very interested. I've told it all about you and how you've been helping me with my nightmares and delusions. It wants to thank you for all that you've done. In fact, it's in the waiting room right now. It wants to shake your hands."

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