Who Do You Trust?

Prologue

(Photo: Dolly, a dolphin I once knew, and yes, I mean that in the Biblical sense.)

{Photo © 2011 by Malcolm J. Brenner. All rights reserved.}

An Essay at the Request of the

Beautiful Cadaver Project of Pittsburgh,

but it was rejected for the anthology because “it didn’t fit with the other pieces.” Gee, I wonder why?

[As it turns out, I can only find this, for some reason, in .pdf format for now, and since I don’t have a .pdf >.txt converter, let me try this.]

Who Do You Trust

If you’ve got an opinion about this piece, I’d really like to hear it. It challenges what it means to be human! Please leave a comment. Thanks.

4 thoughts on “Who Do You Trust?

  1. The essay above that this comment references: “Who do you trust”. In your book Wet Goddess the telepathy relationship did appear to go beyond Rubys death or have I not remembered this sequence correctly? (I don’t have the book with me at the moment)

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    1. That’s the problem I had: it DID go beyond her death, rather suspiciously, the day after I found out she was dead. And, I couldn’t get her to understand that every time she came back, it only re-activated my sadness at losing her physically. There was a near-fatal incident/accident. In the end, I had to ask her to leave, to spare my sanity. You can’t live with that kind of sadness inside you. It took about 5 years for it go away enough for me to function again.

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  2. Why did you cut off the telepathic contact with Dolly after she died? And ,re your last sentence in the essay, how would your life have been different ?

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    1. Because she was dead, and I’ve found no reason to believe in life after death.
      And, which essay? I don’t keep these things in a file, alphabetized by subject and cross-referenced by date, you know.

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