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Differently Abled

It was torturous sensory overload.

All the colours of the rainbow (along with a few nonconformist hues) strobed across a brightly illuminated screen. Dissonant, detuned tones blared and shrieked on powerful speakers.

He’d been told he was disabled, ineffective, useless. But the deaf, blind secret agent knew: ignorance is bliss.

THICKE AND EDGELOW 14: A Little Coercion Between Friends

Evan Edgelow punched Timothy Thicke in the face. Hard. “TELL ME WHAT I NEED TO KNOW!” he screamed.

“I don’t know anything!” choked Thicke.

“Just tell me and I’ll stop!” shouted Edgelow. “You have my word!”

“I didn’t take your candy bar!”

“Oh, it’s in my pocket,” said Edgelow. “Sorry.”


The only difference between this torture scene and any given torture scene in 24 is… Well, nothing, really. Marginal justification? Check. Personal relationship or history with the victim? Check. Unrealistic success rate? Check.