Bryce picked up the book and stared at an image of a scientist and a child no more than three years old. The little girl looked confused, disinterested, her head turned sideways and eyes staring off into space, but her hands were raised to clumsily mirror the whitecoat. Underneath, the caption read: Subject Gamma 1 learning American Sign Language.
Old resentment left a bitter taste in the back of Bryce’s throat. The photo illustrated the only formal education the den subjects had ever been granted: communication. Those children deemed safe to socialize had been taught five different languages at the same time, including ASL, so they’d understand the international crew of orderlies and whitecoats when they talked.
Click Follow to receive emails when this author adds content on Bublish