I hope you have all enjoyed reading about Denny Ryder and her healing process to date in STROKE OF MIDNIGHT! She is overcoming the claustrophobic, trapped feeling from the first novella, STROKE OF FEAR!
Denny can use her brain slowly as it heals, but she still sees, hears, and responds to pictures in her mind. She is having a hard time translating the pictures into concepts and words.
Basically, Denny has had a Stroke on the right side of her body, which is controlled by the left brain hemisphere. The left brain, in part, does all the analytical computations and functions of movement, words, memory, and cognition. The right hemisphere of the brain controls the left side of the body which primarily supports more creative functions such as artistry (pictures, dreams, symbols, colors, sound, etc.). Both hemispheres of the brain interact to completely support all functions.
The brain is the most complex organ in the body and the least understood, even though research is continuing to make progress.
Denny has more use of her intuitive nature, which is based on symbols and pictures. It’s how we all dream. For Denny, at present, it’s easier to tap into her telepathic dreamscape than to return to the realm of reality. She really wants to return to her previous condition, and the doctors have promised a full recovery. This keeps her progressing beautifully, with the help of her dedicated care-givers.
In Denny’s case, however, she also has an additional hemisphere in the brain—small, but noticeable on an MRI—which is her unique, extra, sixth sense. This psychic ability Denny would prefer to have eliminated is part-and-parcel of who she is and rather dominant in her personality. It’s best to leave well-enough alone.
This concept is pure fiction in my mind, but prophetic? Who knows?
I used many research methods to develop my fictional concepts, including my own prophetic abilities and medical research. The remote viewing team, which will remain nameless, has been in and out of the media and history books for decades. I believe it exists in many countries, but that is only my personal belief.
Suffice to say, Denny is a special young woman, and her recovery and future recognition of the dreams and images she so much wants to deny is a coming-of-age transition into the mature, wise crone, which RN Kari Logan sees in her new friend. Hopefully, Denny will accept this new evolution of herself.
One more word on Denny’s condition: She does see and hear, but her auditory skills are mostly in her left brain, which is still healing. She hears static and harsh sounds that have no meaning. Detective Ted Collins and RN Kari Logan have learned from the remote viewing affiliation that if they speak slowly and softly, Denny has time to let her brain “catch up” and transfer words to pictures. Denny heard Clarissa’s voice and saw her in the dream-state only in STROKE OF MIDNIGHT!
Denny’s world is not silent, but her brain accepts silence at this time. I hope this step forward in the Denny Ryder Paranormal Crime Series shows that Denny did see, hear, and respond to outside stimuli in her comatose state. It was my intent.
The groundwork is now laid—the characters more fully developed, and Benny Russo is still out there.
One more quick thought before I begin STROKE OF SILENCE: If you are intrigued by this series and/or paranormal aspects of crime investigation, please share Denny with your friends or write a review. I would appreciate all comments, suggestions, and positive or negative feedback. We all learn from each other and grow with the changing tides of our perceptions.
Denny and I can be directly contacted by emailing: email@example.com.
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Deborah A. Bowman, author
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STROKE OF SILENCE!
(Denny Ryder Paranormal Crime Series)
By Deborah A. Bowman
A few weeks later …
Time can be so distorted when your life revolves around the same events, in a pattern, every day. Sometimes, things happen quickly and take my breath away. Sometimes, the seconds drag by so slowly, I want to scream! And, maybe, just maybe, I will!
Would I hear myself scream? I’ve learned how to tune-out the noise and create silence as I search for the substance and meaning of what is happening outside my body. Yet, still, I respond mostly to what I see in my mind—the pictures, the images, and especially the dreams.
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Benny Russo was pissed at the events that were shaping his life. How on earth had they been able to find the body of Jeremy Manchester?
Some psychic from up-state New York (Irene Mischevsky?) had been brought in by the parents, but she insisted Jeremy was still out there! Alive!
Jeremy hadn’t been his finest specimen. Yet, the media gave him so much attention, which made Russo furious. They’d been just giving up, the FBI fading into oblivion, when the Dayton/Montgomery County Police received another tip from somewhere. Russo was obsessed with hacking the system and finding out the source, but this time he couldn’t seem to hack into any relevant details.
Oh sure, the media printed all the gory, yet delicious, details of the headless horseman, seven-year-old Jeremy Manchester from Good Hope, Ohio. They were in a tizzy about finding his head. Almost as much trouble as the media was stirring up over the missing little girl, Clarissa.
“Well they can have her, too, if they can find her, or what’s probably left of her, heh,” Benny snorted.
“Good luck,” Russo roared as he laughed so loud the rafters shook. “No one to hear me out here!”
Benny beefed up his generator by accessing more than one unit and started searching the web again. He was too busy to worry about the small stuff.
“Someone will slip up somewhere and the little secret will come out. I’ll be ready, and I won’t be nice to the Detective-in-charge, Theodore Collins, or his little mole. I’ll make an exception for Collins by cutting up his ugly, old corpse, not sweet and delectable like a young’in! I’m’a hoping the source was one of the other kids in Good Hope. I’d enjoy that. Wouldn’t you, Dog?”