The scream tore through my body, escaped from my mouth, and yanked me into consciousness. I gasped as I awoke, the sounds harsh in the silence. My hands curled into fists and I focused on my breathing. In through my nose, out through my mouth. It did little to calm me; underneath my body was still the cool, moist rock.
Dear Allison, It has been a long time since we last wrote to each other but I am happy to hear back from you and know that your medical training is going well. I can honestly say that your departure really took a toll on the progress of my research. Even though progress has been slow, I want to inform you that a recent experience has given me further insight into my research and the inner working of the human mind.
Millicent I know you. You’re my friend. Didn’t I see you at that party last week? You know, that one at Jan’s! You’re looking well. Hey, you got a smoke? I know you got one. Here, hold my hand. We got a long walk ahead of us tonight, did you know?