Rise of the Tellers 4: The Knife, Part 1

Pizza Hut after therapy. We were doing couples’ therapy to get things set on the right track. One of the important parts of the plan we talked about and put into action the first night we got back together was couples’ therapy. Steven was a counselor with many different abilities and when I asked, he… Continue reading Rise of the Tellers 4: The Knife, Part 1

Aftermath Guardian’s War 16: Undeniable

Rose loved Servant for the obedience he showed her and what he could give her. Her marriage with Mumble was loveless and frigid, and Servant gave her arms to wrap around herself and a soul to make her feel special. D loved the way we made him feel about himself when we made a hero… Continue reading Aftermath Guardian’s War 16: Undeniable

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

Hollow Man 20: Precious Part 3

I released Teardrop Road on June 23, 2021. I think it was a Thursday. It was pretty devastating to put it out in the world on the big stage. Having your secrets on a blog is one thing. The worldwide stage opens up doubts and fears that I expected but could never prepare myself for. However, this… Continue reading Hollow Man 20: Precious Part 3

Hollow Man 10: Precious Part 1

I released Teardrop Road on June 23, 2021. I think it was a Thursday. It was pretty devastating to put it out in the world on the big stage. Having your secrets on a blog is one thing. The worldwide stage opens up doubts and fears that I expected but could never prepare myself for. However, this… Continue reading Hollow Man 10: Precious Part 1

Hollow Man 4: Strawberry

I released Teardrop Road on June 23, 2021. I think it was a Thursday. It was pretty devastating to put it out in the world on the big stage. Having your secrets on a blog is one thing. The worldwide stage opens up doubts and fears that I expected but could never prepare myself for.… Continue reading Hollow Man 4: Strawberry

Rise of the Storyteller 23: The Broken Boy

Of course, it all fell apart. It would be years before I found that sort of happiness again. For three months, Jazz and I were the second-best couple in Slinger Middle School. They were, at that point, the only three months of my life worth living. She was my first happiness. Our story was cut… Continue reading Rise of the Storyteller 23: The Broken Boy