The New Girl 17: The Death of the Droogs

Bell was here a few weeks ago. He brought Christmas presents for everyone. I got a mug. It is huge and it is made out of an ox horn. It’s one of the most badass things I own, and I will use it next time I have my Barbarian Goat Drinking Party. For details on… Continue reading The New Girl 17: The Death of the Droogs

The New Girl 13: First Christmas

Rose’s Kitchen: “Well that woman is going to demand that you take the whole day with her.” See here, she is talking about Hymnal. Here, Rose is making the first of her attacks on Bekah’s mother. Let’s get back to it, it gets really good. “She is a Lynch, so she gets everything she wants.”… Continue reading The New Girl 13: First Christmas

The New Girl 11: The Proposal

By the time we got to the door, I hated it. This was not her ring. I could feel it in my bones as they throbbed, my fingers as they flexed, in my head as it screamed. I stopped at the door to the jewelry store, looked at the ring again, and almost walked back… Continue reading The New Girl 11: The Proposal

The New Girl 9: The Maître d’

“Well, you can’t use my kitchen. I have a husband to cook for. See, I’m a wife who cooks for the man she loves,” Rose said. Shadow stepped forward when a thing swooped down from below. That is the best way to describe it. You’re probably scratching your head thinking things swoop from above and… Continue reading The New Girl 9: The Maître d’

The New Girl 5: Breaking the News

After the Dress: “Everybody out,” Burg said. The apartment went quiet and everyone looked at me. “She is my sister. I am staying for this,” Bliss said. “She is back in Springfield and can’t talk for herself.” “You’re gonna leave and you’re gonna leave now,” Bell said. “We gotta talk to our Droog.” Everyone huffed… Continue reading The New Girl 5: Breaking the News

The New Girl 2: Come Home Soon

She had stayed until everyone left and I was walking Bekah to her car. It was the first day we were together, and she was going to her parents where she was staying for the summer. “Don’t go,” I said. “You belong here. With me.” I kissed her. It didn’t take more than that to… Continue reading The New Girl 2: Come Home Soon

The New Girl 1: The New Girl

Soulmates are a funny thing. You end up finding your soulmate, and in every case I’ve ever heard, there’s a great battle of some kind. A test that you must go through in order to see how much you’re willing to fight, how far you’re willing to push yourself to keep ahold of the one… Continue reading The New Girl 1: The New Girl

Guardian’s War 11: Love in a Box

There is a thing that happens when fate comes to you. Often it is not what you expected, or even desired. When I went out to visit Mumble at work that day, and I was talking to him about how I was failing my classes, he interrupted me to say, “Do you want a dog?”… Continue reading Guardian’s War 11: Love in a Box

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 Guardian’s War 1: Denver