T.L. Bodine is the author of RIVER OF SOULS, the Wattpad-exclusive THE HOUND, and many other tales of horror. She's interested in uncanny, fantastic things, and the way real people with real problems interact with them.

When not writing, she can usually be found watching horror movies, playing story-heavy video games, or experimenting in the kitchen.

She lives in New Mexico with her husband, David, and two small dogs.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Can You Trust Your Body?

The mind-body problem has been an issue at least since Renee Descartes grappled with the issue of consciousness in the 17th Century. Are we our brains, or are we something else — something ephemeral, spirit-bound? Whatever we are, our minds are bound to flesh…and that flesh can, at times, betray us.

Of all the betrayals we can experience, of all the monsters that can pursue us in the dead of night, our body is the cruelest. Because monsters can be fought. But when your body becomes monstrous, there is no way to destroy it without destroying yourself.