"They're calling it burnout, saying it's due to 'sensory pollution;. It doesn't seem like a good enough explanation. Four hundred and twenty-seven horrifically violent suicides by children under the age of twelve in the past month and a half. We are past the point of shielding our children from the awful things in our world that you can see and describe. We've moved on to trying to shield them from the invisible."
When the Government imposes a mandatory, cloud-based memory upload intended to free processing space in the brain, a woman living on the fringe of society with her young son has a choice to make: consent to treatment and continue life in the Commune, or flee to the mysterious Lighted Woods to live with The Mother, their one hundred and seventeen year old spiritual guide. Join her emotional journey through distorted time and reality on a quest for truth.
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About the Author:
Sassa Wilkes is an artist from West Virginia with an interest in expression through a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, music, poetry, and more.