Hey lovelies… here we go! Three more up. I know these are hard: but hopefully, among the hardship and tears, you will see the beauty of these three souls. My goal is to highlight the hidden terror of PTSD. We all get the terror of Elisa and Javier but Aiden, like most PTSD soldiers and Marines, hides it all inside. It was very hard for me to write his past through a third-person but I knew Aiden himself would never “tell.” That’s the curse of PTSD – silence and judgment. I hope to God that real people who live with it find as much love as Aiden has and allow themselves to accept it. 🙂
The last two chapters will be posted together tonight or tomorrow. I thought it would be easier on you this way than rush through all of them. Thank you as always for your support, messages, and encouragement – including those of you who commented for the first time!! Love hearing from you and it makes this process so much more enjoyable. There’s no writer without a reader – that’s the truth. And I have been blessed with the best readership I could have asked for. Truly! As questions come up, feel free to email me. It will take me a few days to get to them all while preparing everything else, but I will get back to you.
New and senior readers alike will find new things in these chapters. Specifically, more of Aiden’s backstory. Also, of course, I am keeping more surprises for the official version that gets published (whether by a publisher or me so there are things that will be new at that time. This way, you feel like you get something new each time, specially those who know the story so well by now.)
Songs and links for all these chapters are below. THANK YOU!
Song for Chapter 36, Corpus Elisa – O Fortuna, Carmina Burana (the video contains the translated lyrics from Latin. I can’t think of another song better suited for this chapter.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWiyKgeGWx0&list=PL53A75CD61DF4762D
Song for Chapter 37, The Way Only a Man Can – Paint It Black, The Rolling Stones, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1zBG2TEjn4
Song for Chapter 38, Marshall – Bonfires, Blue Foundation, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyJy1GLxYf0