Not unlikely, but on rare occasions, I will have a dream that spurns me to write. Colins story is one such example, a tidbit that helped rekindle a series. Yet, this time was one I had to wrestle with, decide if I should even feed the nightmare I suffered the night before, stealing my sleep and sanity from the day. I was shaken by this dream, a seeminly endless joke of horrors that unfolded on me one after another.
I dreamt of having a wife and child, then losing them tragically. My mind is very fuzzy on all of the details, but this part was clear. And so, distraught, I moved on, finding love and a new home once more, this time with two children and a new wife. Some great conflict found me, murdering them, taking this from me again, leaving me alone and angry, dealing with those responsbile.Wandering on in sorrow, I was attacked, losing my only friend, prompting me to kill many in defense and anger, the attackers ceasing when they realized I had killed one of their important members. From there, it ends, I have no more. It was longer, more vivid, painful to deal with, nearly wrecking my day in the process.
So, I took what I know and developed a similar story, a western tale of revenge and rage, faith being shaken and lost. I wrote it in the from of a journal during the days of the Wild West. I wanted to write this but keep it to the point so there may not be as much of my detail or buildup that you are used to receiving. I promise you though, it is a worthwile read, knowing that I actually suffered through this in a dreamlike state, pushing myself to bring you a form of it for reference and release. I want to forget that terrible tremble it caused within my body and soul. It was too surreal for me, a deep anguish not meant for anyone to handle or feel without falter. Hopefully, you all sleep more soundly than I have recently. You can find "Fire and Faith" in The Abyss section. Here: http://themadbarron.weebly.com/faith-and-fire.html
THE MAD BARRON
Beware, for a journey of self improvement is also one made with great sacrifice.
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