Note to reader: I am using this space and place to post parts of a new slip-fiction novel series I am working on, Left Brain Right, the story of a young girl who hears voices. I will not be posting the whole story, but I will be posting practical tips when dealing with someone, or one’s own self, as they are going through traumatic, or not so traumatic, experiences.

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How today’s story excerpt can help you:

Theme: Courage is something that we have.  Not because we aren’t afraid, but because we know that inside of us we hold a great power.  the power to be able to walk through worry because we know there is something more desirable beyond the pain or grief that we are currently facing.

Story Excerpt: (right side)

Thunder Being
Time Unknown

While she heard nothing,
she could feel
hot moist air
that had enveloped her face.

Touching her skin so softly
it almost hovered
like a whisper
ready to be released.

Electricity
raced
down
her spinal column.

Buzzing branches of nerves
began to pulsate
throughout her entire
body.

Like watching horror movie
she was terrified
yet
curious.

She dared herself to look up.
It was hard to see beyond
the smoky steam
that seemed to be surrounding her.

Yet
it also seemed to stop
several feet
above her body.

And what was clear
was the image of a black stallion,
which was smudging and blending
into the surrounding space.

Charcoal eyes
unveiled themselves
behind
black shadows.

A being,
the Thunder Being?
towered up from atop the stallion
and his eyes seemed to pierced right into her.

p.s. God, Spirit, The Universe speaks to me a lot through children’s movies.  This is one of my favorite scenes about what it can be like to face fear: Rise of the Guardians, Final Battle

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