Rise of the Tellers 14: Wedding, Part 2

I woke up at about one and she hit me right away. “I want all the bridesmaids to wear white!” Bekah said. I sat up. This was my favorite way to wake up. She had started doing this almost instantly when we had gotten engaged but as we got closer to time it picked up… Continue reading Rise of the Tellers 14: Wedding, Part 2

Rise of the Tellers 9: Please

My birthday was one day off of Grasp’s. Every time I had a party or celebrated at all I thought of him all day. So to break this problem wide open I decided to celebrate my half birthday. My birthday would come and go unmentioned but when the half birthday came around we would go… Continue reading Rise of the Tellers 9: Please

Aftermath Guardian’s War 19 / Rise of the Tellers 1: Morning

Bekah pulled up to my apartment, and I was waiting outside in the February night for her. I climbed into her car and closed the door. “You are my life,” I said. “I want nothing but you for the rest of my life.” Bekah stepped on the gas and eased around the parking lot. “I… Continue reading Aftermath Guardian’s War 19 / Rise of the Tellers 1: Morning

Aftermath Guardian’s War 11: The Call

When Mumble and Horrid moved to Springfield, I used to go to their house about once a week. On the way to their house was a structure of madness. The drive took you through a few bad neighborhoods and through one, not so bad, where a collection of big old houses lined up proud and… Continue reading Aftermath Guardian’s War 11: The Call

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

Aftermath New Girl 15: Giving Them Away

I guess I have to back up to when Mumble and Rose divorced before I can really give them away to their new spouses. Let’s start with Mumble and get Horrid out of the way. Rose and Honed is a little easier to swallow. First the shit. Mumble wanted to run something past me, and… Continue reading Aftermath New Girl 15: Giving Them Away

Aftermath New Girl 11: Johnson

Now I’m living with Sapphire. We have broken up and we are still sleeping in the same bed. It’s my bed. She doesn’t have one and we are just simmering in a hellish pattern of trying to ignore each other and fighting to get out of our situation. It is the beginning of the fall… Continue reading Aftermath New Girl 11: Johnson

Rise of the Storyteller 22: Sister Rage

Table lighter. High heel boot. Metal Thermos. And a butcher knife. We have a lot to do in this chapter so let’s get started. There was a time when people smoked in their houses. This was a while ago. Now most times smokers spend a lot of their time outside. Can’t smoke in restaurants anymore.… Continue reading Rise of the Storyteller 22: Sister Rage

Rise of the Storyteller 18: Rumors and Betrayal

Girls up front by the big double doors. Boys in the back. There was a rule to this thing. The girls did not bother the boys. The boys left the girls alone. Wait. I’m not doing this right. When I was in my twenties and going to college in Springfield, I went out with D… Continue reading Rise of the Storyteller 18: Rumors and Betrayal

Rise of the Storyteller 17: Bonnie

Climbing the cedar was the worst part of the morning. Cedar trees are not strong. Not this kind. They are whips of things, and bendy. The leaves, if you want to call them that, are more quills than leaves at all, small, sharp, and tough enough to slice like blades. I got gloves for Christmas,… Continue reading Rise of the Storyteller 17: Bonnie