Doubt: The Psychological Illness

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

It is a short story done for my writing project.

 

After a huge party full of mirth and enjoyment, Harry, Mrs. Johnson’s grandson, goes crazy after knowing that his dog Max is lost. Harry, pitifully asks his grandmother to go fetch Max. Mrs. Johnson, hardly breathing, runs to the car and starts the engine. The endless journey has started! 

Mrs. Johnson and Harry searched in the woods, asked all the neighbors, and fetched Max wherever they go. But, they haven’t asked the richest veterinarian in the neighborhood, Dr. Jack Morrison. Harry and his grandmother went to Jack’s house and knocked on the door. They waited 10 minutes until Jack opens the door with Max in his hands dead! Harry shed in tears and blamed it all on Jack. Sadly, Jack was never given the chance to tell the truth, and the Johnsons family decided to raise this incident to the court. Jack, once he was called by the police, knew that he is in an actual miserable problem. Before going to the police station, Jack Morrison, the 56-year-old guy, decided to write a letter to the Johnsons Family to tell them that Max never died. The cops wanted him to come in fifteen minutes, and he didn’t have any time to neither write the letter nor wear his clothes, so the poor guy decided to call his wife and write whatever he says while he wears his clothes and hurries to the police station. Then, he told her to send the Johnsons family the letter once she’s done. Jack arrives at the police station while his wife is delivering the letter to the Johnsons’ house. Melissa, Jack’s beloved, puts the letter in front of the door, knocks on the door, and leaves. Ten minutes later, Harry, the little kid, opens the door, takes the letter, and starts reading it to himself silently. 

 

“Harry, mine own dram guy, thee may has't misund'rstood what hast hath happened.  Max, thy belov'd dog, didn't kicketh the bucket, and that gent wasn't the dog within mine own hands.  Yond dog wast mineth, and i'm in deep dry sorrow because of yond.  I can't tol'rate a huge in-court argument ov'r me in the upcoming days.  Can thee prithee f'rgive me f'r yond? thy dog is safe and healthy in mine own lodging and shall lief playeth with thee and thee can both enjoyeth thy timeth.  Anon i prithee thee to cancel the lawsuit thee madeth on me.  I loveth thee, dram guy”

 

Harry mourned a lot after reading this touching lettering that was written with deep passion. He ran directly towards his phone and sends a voice note to his grandmother, and told her:   “Dr.  Jack wast nev'r the killeth'r and wouldst nev'r beest a killeth'r.  That gent did save the dog's life from and that gent sayeth yond max is in very much valorous health, so prithee grandmoth'r cancel the lawsuit and cometh backeth”

 

During the trial, Mrs. Johnson picks up the phone and listens to the voice note. Then, she stood up and said: “ Dr. Jack Morrison is a hero!” Everyone was shocked, and especially Dr. Jack, who started crying after hearing what Mrs. Johnson has said. The judge needed a valuable reason to cancel the lawsuit and Mrs. Johnson provided a reasonable explanation, so the judge dismissed everyone and informed the government of what has happened. Moments later, the government calls Jack and informs him that, due to the heroic code that he has shown by saving the dog’s life, he will be receiving 500 thousand dollars every month, will be offered a newly built hospital by his name, and will be given a brand new house. Dr. Jack Morrison felt really lucky and delighted, and he directly went to his wife to tell her that. Melissa was really happy for him and told him that they must head to the Johnsons family to thank them a lot for that. The next day, Dr. Jack and his wife, as well as Max, went to the Johnsons’ house excited and cheerful. Once they opened the door Max jumped over Harry and they hugged each other. Harry thanked them so much for bringing Max back to the house, but Dr. Jack said: “ I shouldst beest the one thanking thee.” Mrs. Johnson, then, invites Dr. Jack and Melissa to dinner on the 25th of December to enjoy and celebrate Christmas together. After that day, Harry learned that whatever you hear, see, or assume keep it as a piece of unassured information and never doubt anyone or blame anyone for something they might have never done.

 


Submitted: December 22, 2020

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