Letters from After, Day 9

Dear Mr. Buncio:

Thank you for your service as designated recipient of mail from People’s Prisoner LPX-1139. Acting as a sounding board is a sometimes difficult but often therapeutic role for our mentally ill clients.

I regret to inform you that your service is complete, as your friend is deceased. He developed symptoms two days ago and went downhill very quickly. I am sorry for your loss — I know that is a common thing to say and can sound insincere, but as the supervisor of his barracks I get to know everyone personally and it truly hurts to lose a client, especially when they are showing progress as your friend was.

Facilities like ours perform a necessary service in these troubled times when misinformation and dangerous ideas are spread like a deadly virus among the people. Support from friends like yourself is an invaluable aid in the recovery process. We all were encouraged by LPX-1139’s progress and confident he would have soon been healthy enough for a full re-insertion into civilized society.

A modest compensation will be placed in your digital account as our thanks for being such a valuable advocate for your friend in these challenging times.

Yours very sincerely,

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