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Sinus Passages
by Michael C. Keith

“Are the synapse in your head not working right?” asked Epstein, flustered.

“Huh?” mumbled Lambert.

“The synapse . . . Are they firing the way they should?”

“What do you mean? What are synap . . .?”

“They connect your thoughts. When they’re messed up, your head gets all blocked and you can’t think straight.”

“Oh, that’s what you mean. Well, I guess mine are okay. But when they’re not, I take a decongestant.”