What Tarot Taught Me About the Stories We Tell
I’ve read that trauma disrupts time. That violent events are recorded differently in the brain.
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Mishka Hoosen is a South African writer. His debut novel, Call it a difficult night, was published by Deep South Books in 2015. His work has appeared on the Ploughshares Blog, and in Bare Fiction, Plume, Illuminations, Rolling Stone South Africa, The Missing Slate, and others. His work mainly deals with questions of the body, the senses, violence, and folklore.
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For many people, they smell White Diamonds and, instantly, they melt. They remember their mother’s indulgent laugh; the arms that held them.
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