The Last Resort (Novella) by Allie Coker
My immediate thought, I don’t belong here, rebuffed before the half day’s end. Maybe I didn’t have multiple personalities or talk to myself or have mood swings so bad that no one could be around me, but the truth was plain. I needed to be here. I did belong here.
Welcome to The Last Resort—a sanitarium for residents who feel imprisoned in their own minds. Whether staff member or patient, everyone finds themselves at the center of a complex system that, at its best, provides therapeutic care and, at its worst, blurs and blends the boundaries of what constitutes sane and insane. Regardless of the role each individual has to play, all of them are here for a reason and will be forced to examine themselves from every angle.
Told from various perspectives, The Last Resort is a frighteningly real novella from Allie Coker that reveals the vulnerable side of humanity and forces readers to stop and ask, “What is normal?”