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This week, rather than continue with The Takedown (tee-hee, you'll have to wait to see what happened on Saturday night), I'm posting six from another WIP, tentatively titled Side Effects:

"Hey, Max--wait up!"

I glanced around to see Damien, my lab partner from Psych 202, running pell-mell across the Quad; with his messenger bag bouncing off his hip and his old tweed jacket flapping behind him, he looked like a young absent-minded professor. My heart did that little flip-flop it always does at class time.

"What's up?" I asked as Damien skidded to a halt, chest heaving, and finger-combed a lock of auburn curls out of his face.
Flip-flop.

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Published on April 22, 2012 00:23 • 82 views • Tags: side-effects, six-sentence-sunday, wip, writing
For today, I'm continuing from two weeks ago with my WIP Side Effects. We join our narrator Max arguing with his psychology lab partner Damien:

"Our project is supposed to concern electro-convulsive therapy! What good is a functional near-infrared spectroscope?"

"How else are we going to measure—quantitatively—any differences between pre- and post-procedure brain states?"

My own brain state was about to explode; this was the down side of having the inarguably smartest guy in the class as your lab partner: everything had to turn into a Nobel-Prize-worthy experiment. "What brain states? It's not like we're actually going to electroshock somebody!"


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Published on May 06, 2012 00:03 • 115 views • Tags: side-effects, six-sentence-sunday, wip, writing
Today we continue with Side Effects. We rejoin Max and Damien as they continue to discuss their psychology lab project:

"Wee-ell," Damien managed to turn it into a three-syllable word, all the while looking everywhere but at me, "I spoke with Doctor Wellstone over at the Riedmann Clinic, and he … um … agreed that we might use some of his patients. If they consent, of course."

I was dumbfounded; but even more so, I was suspicious. "How the hell did you get him to even listen to such a suggestion?"

Damien continued his survey of the Quad. "I may have mentioned your name--which is an awful lot like your father's name."


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Published on May 12, 2012 23:47 • 82 views • Tags: side-effects, six-sentence-sunday, wip, writing
Today we have six more from Side Effects. Damien has revealed that he may have misled Doctor Wellstone by using Max's father's name:

"Who just happens to chair the state's mental health licensing board! He'll roast me alive!"

"Your father will never have to know." Damien's eyes finally met mine. They were hazel with green flecks and glowed with excitement--or maybe that was just the afternoon sunlight. "All we need is three or four subjects for observation before and after their sessions; it will be completely anonymous for them-—we won't even know their names."


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Published on May 19, 2012 23:55 • 89 views • Tags: side-effects, six-sentence-sunday, wip, writing
For today it's back to Side Effects. We rejoin our would-be scientist, Max, as he and Damien discuss getting their prospective research project okayed by their professor:

"Why me?" I asked.

"Well, I did all the hard work--besides he likes you better than me."

"That's only because I don't argue every point he tries to make during the lecture."

"No, it's because you," Damien chuffed my shoulder with his fist as he grinned his silly lopsided grin, "are just an apple-polishing little squib."

"And you," I poked him in the chest as I picked up his verbal gauntlet, "are an over-educated, under-socialized mental behemoth."

And so we went, back and forth, all the way to Professor Simmons' office--he really does like me better.


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Published on June 03, 2012 00:08 • 103 views • Tags: side-effects, six-sentence-sunday, wip, writing

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