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: Some people just have a calming effect.  They are rare, and so, we should treasure them.

In today’s story excerpt, Rhea, Michelle’s roommate, gets introduced. The reader sees her initial thoughts of being check into a Behavioral Health Hospital and her reaction to Michelle.

Story Excerpt: (left side)
Rhea’s Thoughts: September 6th

My English teacher caught me cutting and reported me to the school social worker, and now I am here checked in with all the other crazies. Some of them are really fucked up, let me tell you. But at the same time, I thought to myself, “so, this is where all the people like me have been hanging out.” I’m pretty pissed that they took everything away from me, and even more pissed that I can’t contact the only person who seems to get me, my boyfriend. My room mate is quiet. I mean she never says a word. She just sleeps, looks out the window, or draws. I must admit. She’s got talent. There was a black and white one next to her bed on the stand of an older woman embracing a young girl that kinda moved me, and I do feel calm when I’m around her. Still, there’s a lot of noise here and lights. I’m not sure how I am going to make it through this without my music or my phone.