Half-Made is All Monster

In my dream the other night, I half-turned into a monster made of metal. I can remember a bright silvery mask on one side of my face, and other parts of my body being replaced with machinery. It was terrifying. Two of my friends had undergone the same transformation. We …

My Internal Priscilla

I had been rolling in the meadows of lush me-ness that my last bout of shadow-eating brought me. Then, for two weeks, my dreams were filled with toilets, bathrooms, dirt, and chicken shit. I knew I needed to ask for some shadow… but I couldn’t name it. In my daylight …

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Yes, there is only one channel here at the Middle, and it’s called nanowrimo. I have come to feel that this is both one of the silliest and the most educational things I have ever done as a writer.I have learned that I can write 3 to 4 thousand words …

Dream as Reality

Wow. I was reading an article by Dr. Temple Grandin called “Do Animals and People with Autism Have True Consciousness?“, and I was stunned by her comment, “Perhaps language blocks access to the subconscious.” This seems true to me at an instinctive level. When I wake in the morning, I …