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Keeping an Eye on the Positive

Our mind is a powerful thing. The thoughts we let in (positive or negative), the ideas we let in, and so on, have a major effect on our well-being. The example of the placebo effect can give us enough proof of that. Check out this article, or this article if you’re not sure what I mean, or want to dive deeper. Ultimately, what we believe in can influence our physical health. What we focus on can influence our success, our level of stress, and so on. It all comes down to mindset.

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Mystery Science Fiction Short Stories

Bent

(MYSTERY/SCI-FI) DETECTIVE NATE ORION was told the scene would be unlike anything he’d ever witnessed before. Rookies–he thought. Yet, when he arrives, he’s forced to agree. Orion’s investigation leads to a disgraced Professor and his former TA, Emilia Eaves. Together, Orion and Eaves try to track down Professor Müller, because the one thing they are both sure of, is that Müller will strike again…

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Blog Takeaway Idea (From Story)

It’s Up to You

In the story, BENT, there are definitely a lot of connections to the story before, TRANSFERENCE. For Transference, the science of it was strict. The laws of nature, of thermodynamics, had to be obeyed. So, that, of course, led me to think about what if we bent those laws? And a new story arises. 

So, for the takeaway idea today, I also want to continue off of the last episode a little, and share another story about that choice I made…

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Science Fiction Short Stories

Transference

(SCIENCE FICTION) – RICK thought he could leave it all behind, all the fighting, the war, the violence. Yet, in the peaceful and serene Sequoia National Forest, an ancient war, and a secret technology of world-ending proportions draw Rick back into a life of conflict. Soon, he’s forced to make a choice:  stand by his convictions and leave the fate of the universe to chance, or do the thing he swore to never to do again–kill in the name of saving life.

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Blog Takeaway Idea (From Story)

You Have To Choose

The overarching theme of Transference is the question of conflict and how it relates to violence. It’s the question of: can the ends justify the means? Are there times when our only option is to act in violence or is that simply lazy thinking? But, that’s a question I’ll leave you all to ponder on your own, as there’s another idea at the core of this story that applies more to our dreams and making them a reality—which is what this whole podcast is about! 

So, at its core. . .