The Mind Beyond the Maze

“How long has it been?”

“We just passed nineteen hours.”

I took a deep breath and exhaled.  “And the longest he’s been under until now?”

The technician gulped, and I knew that whatever the number was, it was a far cry from nineteen.

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Alexandra Thrice Was Born

She was poor, so poor.  And she was weak from hunger.  Almost too weak to beg.  Her mother was sick, her father gone to war, his fate unknown, and her two younger brothers were starving.  Despite all this, when a traveling circus came through the nearby town, Irina went to visit, hoping to see wonders. […]

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