The Trajectory of Dreams by Nicole Wolverton

For Lela White, a Houston sleep lab technician, sleep doesn’t come easy—there’s a price to be paid for a poor night’s rest, and she’s the judge, jury, and executioner. Everyone around her considers her a private woman with a passion for her lab work. But nighttime reveals Lela for what she is: a woman on a critical secret mission. She lives in the grip of a mental disorder that compels her to break into astronauts’ homes to ensure they can sleep well and believes that by doing so, she keeps the revitalized U.S. space program safe from fatal accidents. What began at the age of ten when her mother confessed to blowing up the space shuttle has evolved into Lela’s life’s work. She dreads the day when an astronaut doesn’t pass her testing, but she’s prepared to kill for the greater good. When Zory Korchagin, a Russian cosmonaut on loan to the U.S. shuttle program, finds himself drawn to Lela, he puts her carefully-constructed world at risk of an explosion as surely as he does his own upcoming launch. As Lela’s universe unravels, no one is safe.


About Nicole Wolverton

NICOLE WOLVERTON is a freelance writer and editor from the Philadelphia area. Her short fiction has been published in Black Heart Magazine, Penduline, and The Molotov Cocktail, among others. Visit her website at

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Duration: Jan 07, 2013-Feb 04, 2013