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. Left-Brain excerpts will be from her care-takers’ point of view, while right-brain excerpts will describe how she sees the situation. 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: Many times in our society, especially for men, we feel as though we must always be strong.  Sometimes, other people, or our own imagination, give us permission not to be.   Other people’s strength, or an imaginary friend, can overcompensate for our weakness until we are strong again.

In this excerpt, Michelle is dreaming of a strong Being who comes to her rescue.

Story Excerpt: (right side)

August 26th

As Michelle drifted off to sleep
her dream began
where her disillusion
left off.

The Thunder Being
gazing down at Michelle
lips slightly parted, eyes narrowed
skepticism etched upon his face.

Not wanting to test his impatience,
she placed her small palm into his
and watched it disappear and mold
into his own.

The sound of crushing cans
came into her ears
as his dented and tarnished armor
clanged together.

His strength
needed to overcompensate
for Michelle’s
hesitated awkwardness.