Kansas Youth Reports Colors Besides Sepia, Is Promptly Institutionalized
Returning from what she described as a “magical adventure,” a Kansas youth asserted Thursday that the world consisted of more tones than sepia. For the safety of those around her, she was quickly escorted to Pleasant Dale Mental Asylum in Tartenberg.
“She was mostly likely traumatized by being swept up in a massive tornado,” said Pleasant Dale Dr. Hans Frankenbaum. The patient, identified only as “Dorothy,” showed “signs of being bludgeoned repeatedly by swirling farm equipment,” as well as a mysterious mark across her face resembling a bicycle tire tread.
Upon waking up from an extended coma, Dorothy told her family about “the Emerald City” and a road made of yellow masonry, said her aunt, Emily Gale. “My first reaction was to just laugh it off, pass it off as a child’s imagination,” said Gale. “I didn’t really think to phone the doctor until she mentioned the… the ‘Horse of a Different Color.’”
Dorothy’s caretakers say she currently poses little risk to the outside world, and has passed most of her mental stability tests with flying tones of sepia.