A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “The Dream Lover” by Lindsay Zibach

“We’re good together,” I said. “Perfect together,” you sighed. “I wish we could be together every night for the rest of my life.” I surged with equal parts ecstasy and despair. What did you mean, “every night?” I couldn’t have imagined you would be ashamed to be with someone like me. I thought nothing of…

A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “I Dream of Desiree” by Rohit Sawant

I looked around the empty ice-rink. Even then, I knew I was in some intra-cranial world and that my eyes were bouncing from side to side under my lids, like an organic metronome keeping dream time. My only company the diffused reflection glued to my boots as I walked gingerly, and I read shapes in…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with J.A.W. McCarthy

In our new author series, we’ll be offering a clairvoyant peek behind the veil of who and what makes up TRANSCENDENT. Here’s a glimpse at J.A.W. McCarthy and her story “Exactly As We Are Meant To Be.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? My experiences with sleep paralysis. Did you have to do…

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…