V.P.S.

‘Isn’t there something in living dangerously?’
‘There’s a great deal in it’, the Controller replied. ‘Men and women must have their adrenals stimulated from time to time. ‘What?’ questioned the Savage, uncomprehending.
It’s one of the conditions of perfect health. That’s why we’ve made the V.P.S. treatments compulsory.’V.P.S.?
Violent Passion Surrogate. Regularly once a month. We flood the whole system with adrenin. It’s the complete physiological equivalent of fear and rage. All the tonic effects of murdering Desdemona and being murdered by Othello, without any of the inconvenience.

But I like the inconveniences.
We don’t, said the Controller. ‘We prefer to do things comfortably.’
But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.’

Elm – Nemcatacoa

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:. Artwork by Antony Micallef

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