Crazophobia

By LKB Boe I coined a word today—crazophobia. Crazophobia is the fear of contracting a mental illness by being in close proximity to or touching a mentally ill person, or by hearing scary stories about the mentally ill. The common cure is to ridicule, ostracize, or otherwise demean the mentally ill person in order to … Continue reading Crazophobia

Love at First X-ray

By Kunal Mehra “Move a bit closer to the board. There. Perfect,” he said, as he stood behind the X-ray machine. “Now take a deep inhale and hold it.” My chest was hurting and I wanted to let go and exhale, but I did what he asked me to. He wrapped up his work and … Continue reading Love at First X-ray

Synaptic Interferences

By Fabrizia Faustinella You are very organized. This world is full of distractions and inevitably declines into disorder. Entropy always increases with time, resulting in randomness. Therefore, it is critical to stay organized.  You are a list maker. Lists help you to compartmentalize. Everything is placed in the right column and the right box: things … Continue reading Synaptic Interferences

Happy Anniversary, Academy of the Heart and Mind!

We started our publication on this date in 2017 with these posts: https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/comics-by-jessica/ A comic about the casino by Jessica Ricks https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/first-story-of-the-sargullic-cycle/ A fantasy story by John Page Check these posts out to see where our editors were doing when they envisioned the website!

The Lane is a River

By Ann Christine Tabaka                                                                                                                  We were in our mid-forties when we decided to get married. We had both been married before. At that point in our lives, we thought it would be best if we found that perfect house before exchanging our vows. At our age we knew we did not need to buy … Continue reading The Lane is a River