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: Our internal emotional states can create ferocious demons that attack us, but they can just as likely create strong allies that work with us. Our eyes and ears are the widows to our souls.  What we let into them is the fuel that determines what is created.

In today’s story excerpt the main character, Michelle, has taken an imaginary creature that used to scare her and turned it into an ally.

Right Side

Poem of the Thunder Being
September 11th

The Thunder Being is coming,
the Thunder Being he comes,
BUM- bum

The Thunder Being is coming
The Thunder Being is here.
There is nothing to fear.

He comes in the night
to watch over me,
He comes when I feel

He sits next to me
in the art room,
and keeps me company
while I draw.

And while I can see and hear him,
those around me
see nothing
at all.

So I draw
to bring him out here
into this world.

Perhaps I’ll tell someone about him
in some ways,
I think they already know.

He came to this world to tell me,
be ready,
your journey
is underway.

At first this really scared me
it meant
my grandmother had to go away.

Now he keeps me company
until we can figure out
a new