Shattered, XVII

“Mar’s frustration grew. Her inward self felt as though it were a ceiling under a flooding floor, and small apertures opened up and began dripping waste water – by the sheer force of gravity – down into the lit compartment of her conscious awareness. The walls of her interior self became wet, dank and dirty. Her inner floor, always a constant guide throughout her long, often troubled and troubling, life, became damp and, by degrees, by centimeters, slowly filled with the flotsam from above. An above she could not control. A superior power in the hierarchy of egos that maintained governance in place she once tolerated, at times loved, and now hated.”

Tony Robert Cochran

Mar’s frustration grew. Her inward self felt as though it were a ceiling under a flooding floor, and small apertures opened up and began dripping waste water – by the sheer force of gravity – down into the lit compartment of her conscious awareness. The walls of her interior self became wet, dank and dirty. Her inner floor, always a constant guide throughout her long, often troubled and troubling, life, became damp and, by degrees, by centimeters, slowly filled with the flotsam from above. An above she could not control. A superior power in the hierarchy of egos that maintained governance in place she once tolerated, at times loved, and now hated. A meeting had been called. Shattered’s exile had been announced, not by Tallie – who had surreptitiously kept himself at the administrator’s second residence, a modest but beautifully crafted cabin overlooking the Pacific just north of Arcata, in…

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