The Script Doctor

DOCTOR’S OFFICE – DAY There are no windows. PATIENT, a 25-year-old woman, sits on an exam table, alone, clutching the end of the table and wincing. The room has one computer. On the screen is a patient file that is too far away and too oddly angled for the patient to see that it says…

Flaming fiddles, it looks like there’s a roadblock here! If you’d like to finish reading this piece, please buy a subscription—you’ll get access to the entire online archive of F(r)iction.
Audrey T. Carroll

Audrey T. Carroll is a Best of the Net nominee, the author of Queen of Pentacles (Choose the Sword Press, 2016), and the editor of Musing the Margins: Essays on Craft (Human/Kind Press, 2020). Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Prismatica Magazine, Miracle Monocle, Glass Poetry, Vagabond City, So to Speak, and others. She is a bisexual and disabled/chronically ill writer who serves as a Diversity & Inclusion Editor for the Journal of Creative Writing Studies. She can be found at and @AudreyTCarroll on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Kailee Rosen

Kailee Rosen is a Milwaukee-based artist. She is currently a freelance illustrator with a particular passion for storytelling. Her work spans a variety of markets, but her illustrations have primarily been featured in concept, advertising, and editorial settings. Kailee’s style places a heavy emphasis on color and shape, using those tools to speak to the larger story within the painting. When Kailee is not illustrating, she is most often hanging out with her cats or playing a good video game.

First Featured In: No. 21, spring 2024

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