Aftermath Guardian’s War 9: Shade

He shifted out and Siren set a plate of Hamburger Helper in front of him. He looked around and did not know where he was. He looked at the chair he sat on, the bed with the sheets he had slept on for a while, and he saw the TV, the stereo, and the coffee… Continue reading Aftermath Guardian’s War 9: Shade

Aftermath Guardian’s War 8: Madness

I only have pieces. There was a three-day stretch of time shortly after I moved into South Towers where I broke loose of reality, and for that amount of time, I became a kind of amalgamation of Artist and Teth. I became something both riotously creative and utterly savage at the same time. I will… Continue reading Aftermath Guardian’s War 8: Madness

Aftermath Guardian’s War 7: Tower of Pain

Two things happened simultaneously in me and Job’s relationship. First was his hate for Siren began to overcome him. He would watch her working us and watch her turning us against the others and he loathed her. Wanted nothing to do with her. When she was at the house and he was there, he would… Continue reading Aftermath Guardian’s War 7: Tower of Pain

Aftermath Guardian’s War 6: The Dark and the Light

Siren’s mindset on the matter was that she was a girl. There was no way she could cause us any real pain at all. Therefore, she could hit us all she wanted. We were a guy and we could really hurt her, so if we touched her in anger at all, she was outraged. Five… Continue reading Aftermath Guardian’s War 6: The Dark and the Light

Aftermath Guardian’s War 5: By the Throat

There was a pattern to these things. Job went to work either in the morning or afternoon. He was gone most of the day no matter what. Chanel stayed home with me. Bekah came over around dinner time, stayed for a few hours, and was gone by the time Siren got there at night. Then… Continue reading Aftermath Guardian’s War 5: By the Throat

Aftermath Guardian’s War 4: Abuser

One night we found a new alter, a thing not born of abuse but of learning. He was not damaged, but twisted and wrong. He was not helpful or in need. He wanted things to fall apart. He called himself Char. We called him Abuser. Every Tuesday we got drunk. We would drink all sorts… Continue reading Aftermath Guardian’s War 4: Abuser

Aftermath Guardian’s War 3: Conductor

In the summer of 2001, the game changed forever. A bridge was created that changed it all. I will preface this by saying that it is amazing what the human mind can do, and by saying that this is all true. Some of the experts who know this disorder will dispute this as impossible, but… Continue reading Aftermath Guardian’s War 3: Conductor

Aftermath Guardian’s War 2: Urgent

I lived with Job in the apartment he shared with Anton for about a month before they moved into the Pink House. They were both friends of mine from Kentwood dorm. They had both allowed themselves to fail out. When you have minds as sharp and dangerous as Job and Anton, the only way you… Continue reading Aftermath Guardian’s War 2: Urgent

Aftermath Guardian’s War 1: The Fellow Warrior

Let’s do it again, shall we? There’s final pieces moving into place. We have to look at the aftermath of me losing everything in Guardian’s War. How I rebuilt myself, rebuilt a life, and hacked a path through the heart of darkness. This blog blast will be 19 posts long. It’ll take us from six… Continue reading Aftermath Guardian’s War 1: The Fellow Warrior

Aftermath New Girl 16 / Guardian’s War 1: Denver

That Christmas we went to her parents’ house in Virginia. Her mother greeted me at the door and pulled me into a tight embrace. Said it was good to see me. Beckoned me to come inside, where I found Bliss, who ran to me and gave me a great big hug. She said how she… Continue reading Aftermath New Girl 16 / Guardian’s War 1: Denver