Tag Archives: PTSD

Stuck

About a year ago, I started writing a story after a strong impression. It wasn’t a particularly happy story – it was a story that was initially meant to condemn the blood-lust and military adventurism that has characterized American politics for the last 80ish years. As I put the pieces together, it gelled around a protagonist who experienced some of the darkest aspects of conflict. I found writing it to be very difficult. However, I kept writing it as a means of sharing emotions and difficulties I couldn’t share otherwise. It was a sensationalized and amplified retelling of stuff I … Read the rest

Satan’s Laugh

Satan’s laugh: The sound of suffering and destruction caused by the inhumanity of war and human folly.

This is a work in progress. Take it for what it’s worth, and please leave me a comment or two as you read along to let me know you were here and what you think of it.

Many of the chapters are password protected. That is due to the large number of spam comments being submitted by bots. The password for all of the chapters is “HopeYouEnjoy” without the quotation marks.

Prologue: Satan’s Laugh

Part 1: Packing Up

Part 2: Convoy

Part 3: Read the rest

Satan’s Laugh – Part 6: Transition

Previous: Part 5 – Saying Goodby

“Colonel Harwood,” the technician said smiling and standing up as Jim entered the small room, “I’ve got the final one here.”

Jim limped towards a chair stuck in the corner and dropped himself into it before taking off the temporary prosthetic he’d been using. It was getting more comfortable as the stump hardened up and he got used to using it, but it was still unpleasant. The phantom pain was getting to be less of an issue as well so long as he was busy doing something.

“I’m getting better with these things,” Jim … Read the rest