Last Rites

Bret and I went back to the old place, gathered up the stray items, and then I asked him to do me a weird favor: go back to the car and leave me alone in the empty apartment for five minutes. He did, and, to my astonishment, I found myself actually *weeping*.

I didn’t take the whole five minutes, though. It was all over in three. (Yes, I checked my watch.)

So that’s that.

And now, *onward* to, you know, like…wherever.

6 Responses to “Last Rites”

  1. Brian Spence Says:

    Your post sounds like good news. A moment of ‘closure’ where you’re moving on to new things, and saying goodbye to the old. A definite milestone. Onward indeed.

  2. J. Alexander Says:

    Just a note to tell you that I am really enjoying the second season of HARD TIMES.

  3. Brian Spence Says:

    Your front page says there are three comments to this post, but I’m only counting two. Don’t know if something’s messed up with your site or not.

  4. Brian Spence Says:

    After posting the third comment, your site still says three comments (which makes it accurate, naturally). I wonder if this post will make it say 4 comments, or if it’ll still say three.

    Just a little test.

  5. Brian Spence Says:

    Hmm. Ok, it says four comments and there really are four comments. I don’t know why it said there were three comments when there was only two, but I swear that’s what it said.

    You can go on with your life now.

  6. Tom Walker Says:

    Found #3 of Hard Time today. Think there is something cutting edge about this “season” and slightly ahead of its time. A high priest of seductive Evil is a fascinating direction to go in. I think #3 is better tonally to #2 which didnt really have a redeeming balance of tone for me, it seemed to be working off the theme of intense childhood bullying (You’re DEAD tonight!!) on the back of the intro of a more complex Serial Art Murderer tale.

    I like the education ethan is being given towards comprehending and reacting towards spiritual evil. Also the sturdy survival advice of the inmates towards Cutter. Thankfully the sumerian goddess routine doesnt currently seem to be in danger of overbalancing the themes of the book towards the unfortunately absurd.

    I like the complexity of the moral tone: everything seems to contextualise interestingly and nothing seems to be played for meaningless shock effect. I do think this a satisfyingly hard core, though, due to the sense of a “spiritual” mind at work and thus willing to take the reader deep into spiritual crises. Bravo.