Since learning she'd had amnesia until her recent flashbacks at age 35, MacKenzie's world felt like constant sensory overload; her Post Traumatic Stress Disorder surfaced fully and her startle response was so much faster than normal reaction time she often frightened herself with her own screams.
Her memories came in pieces and not always in order and not always one piece going with the next piece.
It was enough to make one go insane if not for her therapist reassuring her that the way her memories leaked through her broken amnesia was to be expected.
Since seeing the steampunk goggles on a passerby, she realized she was highly agitated, foretelling the coming of a memory--a sign she learned to recognize rather quickly, a feeling of dread knowing she would see more details in her now predictably fitful sleep.
In her dream state, her mind floated from the innocent steampunk but triggering goggles to the the face of a surgeon wearing goggle-like glasses as she, feeling so small, lay down restrained on a metal table, her heart pounding out of her chest.
(The full story to date of Mind Shadows can be found here.)