Rise of the Tellers 18: Acceptance

Sit down we have a lot to do in this chapter and we need to get started now. We are going to start in the Wasteland. I have to show you how eight years after the Battle of Normal Street, Assassin finally found peace. Now it is dark in the Wasteland and there is nothing… Continue reading Rise of the Tellers 18: Acceptance

Rise of the Tellers 16: Eldest

Christmas 2005 and me and Bekah have opened all of our presents before going to her parents’ house and we look around the house. We look at the tree. We look at each other and we can feel it. There is a gaping hole here. Something is missing from our lives. Someone. Not long after,… Continue reading Rise of the Tellers 16: Eldest

Rise of the Tellers 13: Wedding, Part 1

The first time we planned a wedding, her parents were going to officiate. They were elders in their church and Bekah and her sisters had always dreamt of their dad marrying them. Well this time things were going to be a bit different. We decided on Vigil but not Hymnal. This was not for any… Continue reading Rise of the Tellers 13: Wedding, Part 1

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 12: A Trip Through Hell

Dungeons and Dragons became a tool. Not right. A path. Again not exactly it. Maybe a blade? Yeah, let’s go with that. Dungeons and Dragons became a blade that I used to lance all my blisters and festering wounds. It was about 2002 when it began to mean something else. It took shape in the… Continue reading Aftermath Guardian’s War 12: A Trip Through Hell

Aftermath Guardian’s War 10: The Sun Worshipper

We have to take a minute and look at the things Sunshine is doing in the background here because, damn. After Urgent left, Sunshine jumped to action fast. Within a week she had me in to a family practice doctor for a checkup. I had been gaining weight for a while. Since my suicide attempt… Continue reading Aftermath Guardian’s War 10: The Sun Worshipper

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 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