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by Simon Toews
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Born Unto Trouble
Topic: Chapter Four: Ghosts
Replies: 92
Views: 2264

Re: Chapter Four: Ghosts

Simon’s legs tapped impatiently as the chopper made its approach on the farm. He peered out the window, looking below at the grounds. Another pair of helicopters sat in the field. Falk was already here. “Bring us down!” Simon ordered. Miles slapped a magazine into an AR15, his eyes flicking up to hi...
by Simon Toews
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Born Unto Trouble
Topic: Chapter Four: Ghosts
Replies: 92
Views: 2264

Re: Chapter Four: Ghosts

Simon clutched the edge of Falk’s desk, silence hanging in the room between him and Miles, the weight of what just happened crashing down upon him. Miles stared at him, unsure of what to do next. “What now?” the younger man asked. Simon remained silent, his hands shaking. “Hey.” Miles said. “I said-...
by Simon Toews
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Born Unto Trouble
Topic: Chapter Four: Ghosts
Replies: 92
Views: 2264

Re: Chapter Four: Ghosts

Simon glanced toward his son, eyeing him a moment. There were no doubts this kid was his. I’m every small tic and every breath, he saw himself. He wondered what could have been had fate not intervened. What would their life have been like if he and Anna had just left town? It certainly would have sp...
by Simon Toews
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Born Unto Trouble
Topic: Where Words Fail: Music
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Where Words Fail: Music

Glen Hansard- Say It To Me Now Scratching at the surface now And I'm trying hard to work it out And so much has gone misunderstood And this mystery only leads to doubt And I didn't understand When you reached down to take my hand And if you have something to say You'd better say it now Cause this i...
by Simon Toews
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Born Unto Trouble
Topic: Content Warning: Mature Rating 18+ OOC/Disclaimer
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Content Warning: Mature Rating 18+ OOC/Disclaimer

In the homestretch right now. Collaborating with Tahlia Faras for the ending on this thing, but it will be coming soon. Thank you all for sticking with this story. I really hope you've enjoyed it.
by Simon Toews
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Born Unto Trouble
Topic: Chapter Four: Ghosts
Replies: 92
Views: 2264

Re: Chapter Four: Ghosts

The office was a wreck. Furniture toppled over, shelves and bottles shattered in a pool of exorbitantly expensive booze on the floor, and what Simon was certain was a very expensive coffee table broken into a million pieces. He held a rag up to his face, the bleeding mostly stopped, but the ache lin...
by Simon Toews
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Born Unto Trouble
Topic: Content Warning: Mature Rating 18+ OOC/Disclaimer
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Content Warning: Mature Rating 18+ OOC/Disclaimer

Sorry for the hiatus. I had a death in the family and have been reworking the ending. I'll update as soon as I can! We're in the home stretch now.
by Simon Toews
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Born Unto Trouble
Topic: Chapter Four: Ghosts
Replies: 92
Views: 2264

Re: Chapter Four: Ghosts

The city seemed so much bigger and louder now. The quiet of the ranch was peaceful, only broken by the happy sounds of those with whom he shared it. It felt faster, more alive here. But, he noted, it also felt angrier, dirtier. The rot of this place was deeply ingrained in the city’s being, causing ...
by Simon Toews
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Born Unto Trouble
Topic: Chapter Four: Ghosts
Replies: 92
Views: 2264

Re: Chapter Four: Ghosts

Simon rose up in front of the bathroom mirror, water dripping from his face. The beard was gone. He barely recognized the face looking back anymore. He’d finished packing minutes before, deciding that he really needed to up his wardrobe. Almost every stitch of clothing the man owned was in one bag. ...
by Simon Toews
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Born Unto Trouble
Topic: Chapter Four: Ghosts
Replies: 92
Views: 2264

Re: Chapter Four: Ghosts

(Thanks to Tahlia for her help with this one!) Snow blanketed the entire area in a sheet of frosty white. Night was falling and the moon cast its glow over the widespread landscape. Aside from the barely plowed roads, there were no signs of civilization out here, the nearest town several miles back...
by Simon Toews
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Born Unto Trouble
Topic: Chapter Four: Ghosts
Replies: 92
Views: 2264

Re: Chapter Four: Ghosts

Steinman was a skinny, jittery wisp of a man. Narrow shoulders and long limbs combined with the gaunt cheeks and sunken eyes giving him the appearance of a cancer patient on his last days. Years of drug abuse had reduced him to a shell of a man, his hair thin and in dire need of a wash. David Steima...
by Simon Toews
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Born Unto Trouble
Topic: Chapter Four: Ghosts
Replies: 92
Views: 2264

Re: Chapter Four: Ghosts

Sunlight shone in through the windows of Anna's house, stirring Simon from the first good night's sleep he'd had in what felt like years. He rolled onto his back and rubbed his eyes, noticing just then that the other side of the bed was warm. More than that, it was the scent. A mixture somewhat like...
by Simon Toews
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Born Unto Trouble
Topic: Chapter Four: Ghosts
Replies: 92
Views: 2264

Re: Chapter Four: Ghosts

Anna stepped into the stables, finding Simon already hard at work. A brush was in his hand as he groomed one of her horses. The man never ceased to amaze. She tugged her brown suede, wool-lined coat shut and crossed her arms watching him, a crooked smile on her face. "Well. Look at you." She said. S...
by Simon Toews
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Born Unto Trouble
Topic: Chapter Four: Ghosts
Replies: 92
Views: 2264

Re: Chapter Four: Ghosts

Simon stared at Anna, heartbroken for her but also for himself. They had a son. Somewhere out there was a boy he'd never known. His flesh and blood. It took a moment to process. Anna wiped her eyes with the back of her hand, pushing away the tears that streamed down her cheeks. She ran her fingers t...
by Simon Toews
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Born Unto Trouble
Topic: Chapter Four: Ghosts
Replies: 92
Views: 2264

Re: Chapter Four: Ghosts

The house was as warm and welcoming as he'd imagined. The sounds of people going about their tasks filled the air. The scent of a warm meal wafting out from the kitchen. All over were pictures of kids and adults alike. In all of them, Anna stood with them, that warm, gentle smile on her face. "Take ...

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