Cutting Away The Pain *Trigger Warning*: start reading a random book. It’s a SciFi novel. Thirty pages into the book, I hear yelling outside. Across the street, a father is practically screaming at his son. He grabs him, and I tense up. Ice claws its way through my veins and breathing was difficult to do. I take a deep breath and start: I feel the chair, I hear the clock, I see the street, I taste mint, and I smell flowers. Just breathe, Taci.