Chamber REST

Olga Mireya, PhD Center for Brain and Cognitive Sciences Westeastern University Abstract Sensory deprivation (SD) remains a largely underexplored…


Survival

At 16, my older brother Mike was tried as an adult and sentenced to a year in the lock-me-tight for running out of the Scottish fast food joint…


Luminaria, Chapter 10: Upside Down — Mavis

I’ve started smoking again. After being so good at stopping. I’m so fucking angry I could kill Natasha’s cat. Okay, strike that. The cat’s gone…


After the Before

Iris longs to be with others who resist State laws; others who risk punishment to express themselves however they choose; others who believe that…


Saturday Night Salvation

I press the button and two double espressos come spitting and splurting into the cups. The alluring aroma of coffee fills the kitchen. Placing the…


Botched

Noelle One memory sticks. And she's waiting. I'm gonna get him. Not because it's right. It's because it's funny. He knows I have an aversion to bugs.…


Heart Killer, Book 1: Frances — Part 2

The important thing to take from this rambling autobiographical preamble is, I guess, my secret predilection, which has caused me no shortage of…


Headhunters

Shivering, sobbing, a nine-year-old boy lay flat on his stomach as his pirogue swirled downward through the Maranon River. "Shauror!" someone…


Heart Killer, Book 1: Frances — Part 1

January 1995 I hesitated a good while before finally deciding to go ahead and write this memoir, detailing the experiences of my life that led me to…


Teen Angel

Phil was having another one of those dreams at 3AM. Since he had turned twelve, he had been having nocturnal emissions, and since fourteen, he had…