Mind Wide Open

writing & consciousness

119 [an excerpt]

Anise, his assistant of four years, folds back the skin and muscle of the scalp and clamps it to expose the skull.  It all resembles a great eye – open, but without an iris.  The high C sharp of the bone is dulled by the whine of the drill as Ira begins the first of five burr holes.  He is glad of it – the colours are starting to get louder.

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