For my first Teaser Tuesday, I’m going to post the scene that gave this blog it’s title. This is from Fireflies, which is about a girl who avoids dealing with her brother’s Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by searching for a ghost in an inn.
So it was another night, no ghost.
I stare at the window over my bed. A bit of night sky sneaks past the clouds, a small hole in the darkness where stars can shine through. The hole is shaped like a brain, the stars, bits of thought waiting to be processed. I watch them, unblinking, until my eyes begin to water, and suddenly they’re shimmering before me. They move quickly, like fireflies rising to Heaven. Like synapses firing through the brain.
I close my eyes. Thoughts light up and fly through my own brain. I send them in another direction. I reshape my brain. I will see the ghost tomorrow, if only I find a new way to think.
I push past the part of my brain that’s broken and won’t let me see her.
Troy sleeps soundly, oblivious to my transformation.
Lots of love,