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 or the point of view of the friends and family around her, 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: On the other side of darkness is light.  Keep climbing!

In today’s story excerpt Michelle’s roommate notices a piece of art that inspires her to want to get to know Michelle.

Left Side: 

Rhea’s Thoughts: September 6th

Even though I’ve got my own problems and issues to deal with, I feel kinda bad for my roommate. I mean, I’ve never seen someone more dead and unresponsive. I see her draw during our art therapy sessions, and while I’m drawing snakes and skulls and future tattoos I want, she’s drawing a person at the bottom of what seems to be a dark pit with a ladder reaching up towards the opening of some lit door. Hum. That she can even see some sort of light intrigues me. I wonder if I can get her to talk if she knows how to get there? Probably not. That’s why she’s in here, but I wonder if we can figure it out together. I’d like to see what’s on the other side of that door myself.