Area Brain Found in Vat


Written by: Hannah Rosenblatt

The lid of a dark vat was surprisingly lifted for the first time early last Friday, to reveal an apparent passageway into an unknown space of existence. Light emanated into the vat onto a brain that perceived for the first time the possibility of an alternative reality. That possibility was later confirmed by the two large hands in latex gloves grabbing the brain.

After the initial rapture caused by the revealing of an outside world, the brain was met with the unsettling idea that it had been forced into an illusion complete with yellow tape, camera flashes, and sirens.

It was unaware of how it had transitioned into this false state of reality, after just sitting in its home enjoying the morning weather. It began desperately trying to shake the false sensory information it was receiving as it was thrown into a cold box which was in turn thrown into a car trunk.

The brain concluded that it must have fallen asleep more suddenly than it had ever before, but it didn’t know how to return from the nightmarish evidence locker it found itself in. After spending hours in false captivity, trapped by the fake confines of its own imagination, the brain finally forced itself to drift off to sleep, welcoming the unfamiliar, completely imagined blackness fading into a new backdrop.

Hannah Rosenblatt is an MQ alum. She was the 2017-18 Editor-in-Chief.

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