Zooey could see, but she wasn’t really looking.

She could hear, but she wasn’t really listening.

She could think, but she wasn’t really comprehending.

The simple truth was that the spiral was changing her. Had changed her.

She was no longer an independently-minded, free-spirited actress, musician and model, a woman who didn’t need an agent to get her parts, or to tell her what to do.

The spiral had changed all that. As Zooey sat, topless on the edge of her new agent’s bed, she felt it all just slip away, becoming a mindless, empty, submissive girl – a blank slate who wanted, no, needed guidance from a strong, powerful man.

Zooey’s new agent, the one who had shown her the spiral, was clearly the man for the job.

A request for @soulblazer12.