Blind (Jul 25 2006) ------------------------------------------------- Like all of the test-tube psychics, Maria was born blind - genetically engineered to prevent her from seeing the physical world around her. Instead, she saw the potential of the world around her. Meadows of possibilities and forests of decision-making trees wobbled through a fog of free-will. Most of her group were passive observers, but Maria was one of the special ones. She could bend and shape her surroundings. This was handy in important negotiations, and more than once she had wrestled an apocalyptic conclusion into an elegant and beautiful agreement. It also kept her from walking into closed doors. ------------------------------------------------- © 2005-2017 Laurence Simon