By polairekiume

S. Kiume is an emerging Vancouver author exploring edges between future and fact, obsession and love, alienation and calm.


“How do you feel?” she asked. “I’m not sure. Interested, but a bit tense maybe,” said Brad, a thin man with short dark hair, sitting upright in a chair in Janet’s office. Her test subject. Jotting down the last bit of demographic data, she put down her pen and studied him. The screening was complete and the testing begun. He sat quietly, waiting. Once his nervousness faded to near-boredom, she spoke. “Just close your eyes, and relax. Let go.” “Okay.” “Visualize the activation of a number of areas of your brain but don’t try to influence them. Observe, don’t control.…