Home About me: Brett Petersen is a writer, musician and artist from Albany, New York, whose autism only enhances his creativity. He earned his B.A. in English from the College of Saint Rose in 2011, and since then, his stories and poems have appeared in over a dozen print and online publications. His first book, a collection of short, weird fiction titled The Parasite From Proto Space and Other Stories was published by CLASH Books in January of 2020. Aside from his writing career, he is the rhythm guitarist and vocalist for sludge rock band Raziel’s Tree, drummer for alt-rock group the Dionysus Effect, a competent visual artist and Tarot reader. Get your copy of The Parasite From Proto Space & Other Stories here at clashbooks.com or here at amazon.com. *** Greetings, pilgrims of cyberspace! Welcome to the Garden of the Jellyfish. The fruit growing in this garden will supply your soul with the nutrients (audio, visual and textual information) it has been craving since the day you graduated from college and got dropped (with a sack of student loan debt) into a maze with no exit and no piece of cheese waiting at the end. An example of such nutrients (to whet your appetite,) is the fact that your consciousness is actually a neuron in a network of sentient minds spanning the galaxy cluster. These networks (yes, there are many of them) are what I like to call “Jellyfish Entities.” The Jellyfish may seem incomprehensible or godlike at first glance but believe me, they are not. They are simply creatures of a higher order than us. Above the plane we and the Jellyfish inhabit is a realm called the Unknowable. This title is a misnomer because I actually know a great deal about it. I won’t go into details here, but suffice it to say that the Unknowable is populated by entities whose actions directly affect us here in the lower realm. At this point, I’ll admit that I provided facts about the Jellyfish and the Unknowable in order to entice you. Do you want to know more about our universe? Are you thirsting to uncover secrets that no world religion, scientific practice or philosophy course can teach you? All you need to do is explore this Garden. Discover things hidden in its nooks and crannies, upturn every stone and study every facet of its walls for signs of secret doors. I have planted these kernels of knowledge for you. You have been given the special privilege to reap what I have sown. Some of the fruits, like those found on earth, may contain poisonous juices. Enjoy them at your discretion. Stay safe and have fun!