Living Memories

Jerome and Rosella Goddard


People who experience traumas in their life may unwittingly have urges to act out those same behaviors.  Gregory “Dex” Poindexter is a neuroscientist conducting research on traumatic memories looking for ways to treat or heal them.  Under the guise of “approved” research, Dex discovers that memories can be copied and spread from person-to-person like viruses, implanting secret thoughts into their brains.  While trying to manipulate his girlfriend with infectious memories, Dex unknowingly releases a secret power that can destroy far more than one small university biology department.  The worst part of it all are words of a child he can’t get out of his mind, “Momma, the memories are so strong, so real, so alive . . .”

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 Pages 260

 About the Authors: 

Jerome Goddard grew up in Booneville, Mississippi and attended college at the University of Mississippi (B.A. and M.S.) and Mississippi State University (Ph.D.).  He is currently an Extension Professor of Medical and Veterinary Entomology at Mississippi State University. 

Rosella Goddard is from Iuka, Mississippi and has a B.A.E. from the University of Mississippi.  She homeschooled their two sons and served over 25 years as a youth minister and Scoutmaster for Troop 99 in the Boy Scouts. 

Jerome and Rosella reside in Starkville, Mississippi. They have two sons, Jerome II and Joseph and daughter-in-laws Lindsey and Lauren.

 Excerpt from the Book:

        Could a man experience a woman’s memory? Dr. Gregory Poindexter wondered as he sat in a university laboratory one afternoon watching a video consisting of a complex pattern of flashing lights and colors. He was about to find out. Dr. Poindexter stared at the screen trying to absorb the pattern of dancing lines and colors on the video player. They weren’t ordinary squiggly lines and light flashes, somewhat similar to a television barely receiving a signal, but these were derived from medical, brain-scan firing patterns. Soon the researcher slipped into a dream-like state and was enveloped in a thousand sensations; he was re-living the memory. Someone else’s memory. Yellow iridescent light swirled in his periphery, but the center of his field of view remained clear. The memory was clear and realistic, though in some ways like looking through a viewfinder, except that emotions accompanied it. Intense emotions such as fear, anxiety, even panic, all from a female point of view. Very strange.