THE NEXT DAY...
"Uh, new girl? Could you please introduce yourself?" the group councellor asked.
"I'm uh, my name is, um, uh...I'm the 'truly outrageous' Jem!" Barbie responded.
"That's funny," the councellor responded "The last time I checked, I thought I was Jem,"
"D'oh!" snapped Barbie.
"Barbie it's ok to be ashamed," Jem told her "I was once like you, I actually started out here as a patient. In the mid-eighties I was one of the hottest fashion dolls around, but then in 1987 my toy line was discontinued, and soon after my cartoon axed. Broke and unemployed, I turned to drugs and anonymous sex to cover up the pain. I bedded every action figure in sight, GI Joe, Batman, She-Ra...but the morning I woke up under Gumby I KNEW I had to make a change and turn my life around..."
"You're in a safe place Barbie, it's time to begin the healing process and learn to love yourself again," Jem said soothingly.
"Oh shove it Jem!" Barbie shouted suddenly "I'm out of control ok, I've got issues! BIG ones! I'm just so tired of being so pretty and pink and nice ok!"
Barbie jumped to her feet, pulled a baseball bat from her purse, and proceeded to trash the place.
Jem managed to push a duress button on the wall and moments later a police officer burst in, grabbing Barbie before shoving her down on a table and cuffing her.
"Get your dirty hands off me you filthy $#!@% pig!!!" Barbie shrieked in rage "Don't you $#!@% know who I am???".
THE NEXT DAY...
"You are charged with disorderly conduct," the police officer announced " You are sentenced to six months...in Malibu State Penitentury! Smile for the camera Miss."
"Wait! I haven't fixed my hair!" Barbie gasped.
TO BE CONTINUED...
Follow the link below to read episode two: Barbie In The Big House!
Copyright © Cade Buchanan 2006