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Book details
  • Genre:DRAMA
  • SubGenre:American / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:300
  • eBook ISBN:9781483508771

The System

by David Ash

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I always dreamed of becoming a writer, however, nothing out of the ordinary ever happened to me. That is, until my life became associated with everything bizarre. I would literally enter the Twilight Zone from April 18, 2007 to September 25, 2010. The story begins with the pursuits of any normal twenty year old, trying to find a career and a relationship to complete his life. After being hit by two large vehicles weeks apart who destroy two cars that I were driving, my thinking becomes irratic and blurred at times. On top of this, under the direction of an aunt that everybody considered to be acting strangely and over zealous in religion, I am told to leave my parents and go on my own. Losing everything, my mental state becomes more and more distorted. Following a medical mishap, events take place that lead me to enter a bank, thinking I'm in a movie about a bank robbery, being deluded in thought and thinking everyone in the bank are fellow actors. This results in three years of being in the many layers of The System, referring to the legal system. This takes me through months of jail time, a murderous institution for the ciminally insane, and a civil hospital, along with all the unbelievable stories that I see along the way. I, however, come full circle, and end up with no record and whole again. You will not believe, however, what a skilled legal team along with me and my parents have to go through to achieve this goal. It is a right ending, considering it wasn't my fault. The medical mis-hap that I mentioned earlier was to blame. You'll just have to read it to believe it.
My journey begins on April 18, 2007. It spans to September 25, 2010. The three years could be described as driving down a normal street in Anywhere, USA. However, it' Halloween every night. It all began when I was injured in two traumatic car accidents which occured weeks apart. Following the accidents, my thinking is at times normal, at times irratic. During this period, my aunt, who was a force throughout my early childhood on and off, re-enters my life after I see her in a local grocery store. This aunt of mine is directly opposed to my mother who only did good for me. My aunt, having since childhood brainwashed me into her way of thinking which involved a religion that she took way too far, tells me to leave my parents and go on my own. Once again pulling me away from my mother and leading me down another bad path, I spin completely out of control, losing everything. As my life becomes worse and worse, so does my mental state due to the trauma of the accidents. After various delusions and a medical mishap, my delusions spill over into what I can only describe as the Twilight Zone. Soon I am led from that dark place to what I refer as The System, referring to the legal system. Waking up thinking I'm in a movie about a bank robbery, I wake up in the morning and proceed to go to my local bank. Not needing money as I had fifty-five thousand dollars in a nearby financial institution, I believe upon arrival that all the people in the bank are actors and I must play my part in the movie as a bank robber. What results from this terrible and unfortunate situation is serious jail time, time in an institution for the criminally insane, as well as a civil hospital. The stories of people in these places and the sights that I see there, as well as the process through these many legs of The System that I, my parents, and my legal team must navigate to free myself, are truly extraordinary. It's a modern day One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, only to an extreme, yet with a more positive ending, as I'm cleared of all the charges. I end up with no record at all as a matter of fact. In the words of the judge in my case, when the charges are dropped, "in this case, justice was served."
About the author
`My name is John Maglio II, for my book I am using the pen name of David Ash. This novel is my first endeavor at writing. I always dreamed of being a writer, however, nothing out of the ordinary ever happened to me. Then came the time when everything changed. My life became associated with everything bizarre.