These are the definitions for the norm. But, what about those outside of the norm? The people who see things that others don't. The people who hear things that others can't hear,.
Like love and hate, there is a thin line between sanity and insanity. Is the person who hears God tell him or her, all sinners must be punished, having a moment of clarity? Is the person who sees and talks with invisible people having an epiphany?
Do these definitions apply or is there more to it? These short stories will try to shed some light on the subject.
Stanley Sykes was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1953. He is the second oldest of five children. His mother Katie was a seamstress. His father Clifford worked in a large bakery in Manhattan. He had a normal childhood.
By the third grade he was sent to an all-white school in Queens. There he met a variety of different nationalities. He loved to read and by the sixth grade, he had a college reading score. After graduating junior high school, he went to a high school in Brooklyn. He dropped out of school in 1970. He went back to school and got his G.C.D. in 1982.
In 1994, he got a job as a nurse's aide in a state mental facility. He left work in 2006 due to medical reasons.