Dyna Graves grew up thinking she was special. An exception to the average. Not necessarily above her peers, but simply outside their context. However, toward the end of her high school life, she started to realize that nobody was really special. At least not in any fantastical way.

Just as she started trying to figure out what she wanted to do with the rest of her life, she got an invitation. A psychic institute scoped her out, realized her psychic potential, and asked if she would undergo psionic training at the Carroll Institute.

Almost immediately, Dyna realized that she wasn’t quite up to the same level as many of her peers. Surrounded by clairvoyants and mind readers displaying obvious abilities made her own lack of ability all the more apparent.

That was, up until the researchers and scientists of the facility realized that there was a bit more to Dyna Graves than met the eye. After an explosive incident during what should have been a routine experiment, Dyna quickly found herself wrapped up in a world of cutthroat espionage.


Art by Zoern

Chapter Index

First Chapter

Character List

A Web Serial Novel

408,000 Words

Started February 2022

Completed April 2023

About Collective Thinking

Collective Thinking is my next major foray into public writing. I am working on a few other projects privately at the same time. However, I believe I will be able to maintain the same pace I kept with Void Domain and Vacant Throne even with these other projects.

I do not intend for Collective Thinking to be as long as either of those projects. Both were around a million words. I’m not exactly sure how long it will be just yet. I am also planning on writing it in a standard book style rather than the arc-based format of Vacant Throne, so we’ll see how that goes.

Some side details are still being worked out, but I do want to do something similar to Alyssa’s Notes. For those who missed them, they were a diegetic collection of observations written by the main character. I thought they were a lot of fun, and Collective Thinking, with its setting in a scientific research facility, presents an opportunity to do something similar here.

Anyway, my primary goal with this project is to present a stronger main character than my previous works. Hopefully I can take what I learned there and apply it here. We’ll see how it goes!

— TC