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A Doctor's Privilege
Mariateresa Fichele

A rainy day.

On the television, people are talking and talking and talking.

I get ready to go to work.

I'll have to knock on some doors, and people will let me in with a smile.


What a privilege to be a doctor.

Worlds that are revealed to you and, occasionally, universes that open wide.

The suffering of those who talk and talk and talk is harder to comprehend than the vastness of the Milky Way.

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Sowing The Seeds Of Paranoia

"They must be dumping garbage — good, it makes for good fertilizer!"

"Slowly, we were the only ones left"

Mariateresa Fichele

"Dottoré, I know a lot of flags, and let me tell you why. I grew up in the province of Caserta, and — like everybody in those days — my parents owned a piece of land, and they would take me with them to farm it.

I remember there were other kids in the fields around us. But then, slowly, we were the only ones left because everybody was selling the land, making a lot of money off of it too.

Papà wouldn't listen to reason and he kept the land. But in the meantime, instead of farmers, trucks began to arrive. Many many trucks, unloading thousands of barrels and burying them into the ground.

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