Safety in Quiet

An essay by Troy Martin, as provided by Jason Lairamore
Photograph by Eleanor Leonne Bennett


My name is Troy Martin. I’m locked in a sound proof room deep underground in a government building you’ve never heard of but probably have driven by a thousand times. Yes, there is a particular reason why I picked a sound proof room. And yes, I did say locked in. I did the locking myself.

But I don’t think it will save me. I really don’t.

I know the truth. You don’t. I’m writing this in the hope that it might actually be seen by another. Who knows, it might. I got to try, anyway. Humanity deserves my effort.

You may have heard about some new developments in hypersonic sound technology, but more than likely not. I wish I’d never heard of it, that’s for sure. Ignorance is such sweet bliss and mine is gone, forever. Now all I have are the bitter facts and they will do nothing but make me crazy.

Safety in Quiet


To read the rest of this story, check out the Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2013 collection.


Dr. Troy Martin started his career as a theoretical scientist for various publicly funded research universities. After years of uncountable success, of which he achieved no monetary gain, he finally made the leap into practical applications. At once, he hit pay-dirt, inventing an energy source that made oil obsolete. Upon attempting to bring his invention to market he suffered a series of unexplained and nearly fatal accidents. The government, recognizing both his peril and his potential, took him into their care to use for special advances within the scientific community.


Jason is a family man. He is the father to three wonderful children, and is the lucky husband to one very beautiful lady. By day he works as a medical professional, and at night he is blessed enough to be father and husband. Only after normal people are safely tucked away cozily in their beds and sleeping soundly, does Jason get to sit down and explore the tangential worlds of everyanywhere. And explore he does. You can find Jason at http://www.facebook.com/#!/jason.lairamore


Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 16 year old internationally award winning photographer and artist who has won first places with National Geographic, The World Photography Organisation, Nature’s Best Photography, Papworth Trust, Mencap, The Woodland trust and Postal Heritage. Her photography has been published in the Telegraph, The Guardian, BBC News Website and on the cover of books and magazines in the United States and Canada. Her art is globally exhibited , having shown work in London, Paris, Indonesia, Los Angeles, Florida, Washington, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada, Spain, Germany, Japan, Australia and The Environmental Photographer of the Year Exhibition (2011) amongst many other locations.

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