This post is part of the series With Apologies to Harlan Ellison
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Story/Concept: Cat Bountry
Lineart/Color: Hunter Var
Narrator: October 31, 2081
Narrator: Willow Springs Psychiatric Hospital…Reno, NV
(Offscreen Voice): Morning Spah
(Offscreen Voice): Morning Hardhat
(Offscreen Voice): Good morning Laborer
(Offscreen Voice): I trust you slept well zen Laborer?
(Offscreen Voice): Not really. Dreamt[sic] we were back underground again.
(Offscreen Voice): Aw, geez.
“Spy” sock puppet: Do not worry Engineer. Ze doctors will take care of zose pesky dreams.
“Scout” sock puppet: Docs also don’t want Engie talkin’ to us no more, Frenchie.
“Spy” sock puppet: Ha! Engineer will not let zem! He needs us!
Engineer: Yeah…I’m just glad all a’ y’all are here with me…it’s like ya never left.
Engineer (moving the “Scout” sock puppet): But we never left Engie! We’re all here with you!
Engineer: Yeah…here…with me…
Engineer: With…with me…like yer…
Engineer (tearing up): …not dead.
Engineer (burying his face in his hands): Oh, God…
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Dr. Lam (Cat Bountry version)