I can feel the panic rising through me swiftly, like rushing waters during a hurricane. I’m suffocating on oxygen as my lungs struggle to keep up with my quickened heartbeat. Ready for an unseen battle, my chest tightens and my stomach flutters with a sinking sense of dark dread. The very tips of my fingers … Continue reading Panic Rising
Mark appears from a break in the trees in complete silence. Not even the crunch of leaves beneath his feet can be heard. The colors of the forest drop from his skin and the moss on his bare feet dissipate into nothing. He swings his rifle so that it rests on his back before sitting … Continue reading Interview With A Ghost: Mark Kline
When trapped within the confines of my own head as I scribble out a story like a madman with a journal, I tend to forget that I can lift my head and breathe if only for a moment. I’m going to safely assume, that if you also write (or draw, or paint, or read, or … Continue reading Taking Care of Your Mental Health While Writing Tricky Material (Starring: Kira The Puppers)
With Experiment X 3 sitting patiently for the next step in the seemingly never-ending process of book-writing, my hands refuse to remain idle. My brain poured with a fountain of new projects to begin. New stories formed in my consciousness like tidal waves. To be honest though, they began forming as the end of Experiment … Continue reading No to Broken Melody, Yes to Immortal
I finally finished the rough draft of Experiment X: 3. No, I will not reveal the subtitle. Mostly because I'm still juggling against three. So, I don't even know the subtitle yet. Subtitles are not why I'm currently writing this here though! I want to 'explain' myself on why it took me so long to … Continue reading Experiment X: The Book That Took Forever to Write, An Explanation.
Jack is waiting patiently at a small table in the soon to be crowded pub. His body looks as though it has been carved from stone, but his build is smaller than Ryan’s. He wears dark colored jeans and a gray shirt that makes his brilliantly blue eyes pop like stars. There’s a plate of … Continue reading Interview With The Ring Leader-Jack Cortex. Experiment X.
RYAN KLINE Ryan walks into the room with confidence. He wears dark jeans and a button up shirt with sleeves that hang over his wrists. Despite his infectious grin, he demands his deserved respect and it emanates off of him in waves. From the posture of his body to the beat of his heart, this … Continue reading Interview with the most dangerous Subject (Experiment X)
I had a panic attack while making dinner tonight. I had forgotten to take my meds the night before and my anxiety was quite high throughout the day. I tried to hide within myself by curling up under a blanket and sitting with the anxious knots. Feeling it bubble up from beneath the surface, I … Continue reading Panic Attack: Dinner Edition
When people set goals, they think about what they want to be, or where they want to be in a year, two years, perhaps five. They see into a distant future and dig their heels into that goal. Some days I have to set goals to get through hours, minutes, or seconds in order to … Continue reading Depression: Goals
The room is dark and the interviewer is equipped with fire proof clothing and a bulletproof vest. All which seems unnecessary as the Subject being interviewed seems to be heavily drugged and clothed in thin gray scrubs, those of which could hold no weapon. He is led into the room at gun point and his … Continue reading Ryan Kline