A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: Lorraine Sharma Nelson’s “Liminal State”

The empty street loomed before her, quiet save for an unsettling rustling. Leena quickened her steps, her stilettos clicking loudly on the sidewalk. Where was that stupid cab? Her phone app showed it waiting at the corner of First and Main. But she’d turned the corner to another vacant street. Screw it. I’ll walk the…

Waking Nightmares: Yes, It’s a Thing by Lorraine Sharma Nelson

The very idea of a waking nightmare sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it? Being awake, yet experiencing something that should only be experienced in your deepest slumber? Something that belongs only in the nightmare realm? Yet, for Dr. Leena Rai, a staff paleontologist at New York City’s Natural History Museum, waking nightmares are real. So…