Posted in October 2016

Do You Know When You’re Being Watched?

Originally posted on DLaraSmith:
In the woods, hiking alone, I often suffer from attacks of scopaesthesia. Also known as the “psychic staring effect,” scopaesthesia is the twenty-five-cent word for the sensation that comes over you of being watched but not something your vision has picked up. For example, having the prickly feeling of someone’s eyes…

The Ones Left Behind

“They couldn’t recover after word got out. Folks were sickened to their core.” Rusty shook his greying hair. “I don’t know why you wanna bring it back up.” His heavy work boot scuffed back and forth in the dust, hands shoved deep into his dungarees. “You chose to live here though, right? You continue to … Continue reading