And I’m here! I’m me! Thank God! I’m lying on my bed with some strange clothes on I don’t remember owning, and I feel like I’ve been running. Am I in pain? I don’t think so. Let me check a few things … Balls. Yes. Both legs. Yes! Arms are there, I can’t feel any injuries. Ah! My wallet is on the bedside table. Hmmm…. I have a lot more money than usual. My name is Mark Watson; I am 27 years old. I am the host person in this body, but I live in a world that feels alien to me. I have always felt alone, since childhood. Since ... since ... Well, let’s just say since bad things were done to me. I’ve been told I suffer from a serious psychiatric condition, which means that sometimes I am not me, I am someone else. I don’t know who else I am, but I think some of them know me - this is a suspicion I’ve only recently begun to have. I’ve been told that some of these alters are not as nice as I am. Christ! I feel frightened and cold.
Ok! Orientation is over. Now I need to find out what damage my alters have done, but most of all, I want to know what date and time it is. Hmmm… an iphone, but a model I’ve not seen before. It seems to be mine, but what is the security code? Hang on… a note – it says 6595 and there’s a letter. Ok. I’ve been absent for around 5 months. That’s the longest so far. Now, the letter.
“Hello Mark. I am Derek. I hope you’ll be feeling ok after the switch, but I’ll know, because I know you and your thoughts very well. I share this body with you. I’m one of the alters. But I can know you and the other ones. I hope some of the others don’t know I know them, because they are not so good. You are the I which suffers from multiple personality disorder. I’m here to help us”...
(copyright David D Stretch, 2017)