Saturday, November 28, 2009

Anecdote 2: Maxxie and Matt

“Max?” Matt asked when he heard the phone stop ringing.
“What’s up?” He responded.
“I was going to hop around to the hospital, maybe read him a book. I dunno. You interested in coming?”
“Yeah, sure. I’ll see you there.” They hung up the phone and left their spots. They eventually met up at the hospital and went to the elevator. It opened up after a bit and only one person left it. They clicked the button, and watched as the doors closed. The elevator then lifted up, on its journey to the top.
“How have you been?” Maxxie asked.
“Better, initial shock has gone away. Yourself?”
“Good,” he paused,” good.”
“So, I was reading about his status at the moment.”
“You were reading, Matt?”
“Yes…” He said through bared teeth. “And apparently, when you read to people with such statuses, they heal quicker. So… Yeah.”
“Ah, cool. Did they release when he should be healed yet?
“Four months, but if he’s not better by then…”
“Then what?”
“They’re going to ask to pull the plug. He’s almost ninety-percent brain dead. They said he has a chance to recover, but once the four-month mark passes without signs of recovery… His fate is very grim.”
“Oh, wow.” Max said, trying to stay calm. “Well, let’s read away.” The elevator opened up and they both got out. They went to the visitors center and to the sign-in sheet and noticed something peculiar.
“Dylan Dark? Who the fuck is Dylan Dark?” Matt asked.
“Uh, dirty blonde, blue eyes, about six foot, very American looking.” The nurse said.
“And he went to see Chase?”
“Yes, you don’t know him?”
“Never heard of him.” Matt said.
“Well, I guess he knows him. He’s on the certified visitor’s list.”
“Hmm, okay thank you.” Matt left then with Maxxie down the hall, and into Chase’s room.
“You think that was the guy who went out of the elevators downstairs?” Maxxie asked.
“Dunno, but whatever. If he’s on the list, that’s fine… So Chase. Buddy…What books would you like to read today? “Last Night in Twisted River” or “Southern Lights”?” Silence. “Ah, I like that one too. Last Night in Twisted River it is.” Matt took the first shift, they switched off every other chapter. Halfway through the book, they took a break and both left. It had been at least six hours, and they were hungry for food. They both started calling people and all met at El Satisto, a Mexican food and bar.
“How was your day Matt?” Taylor asked.
“Good, I guess.” He answered.
“What did you do?” Fi asked.
“Max and I read Chase a book.” Matt answered.
“What book Max?” Oliver asked.
“Uh, Last Night in Twisted River, I think.”
“Yup.” Matt added.
“You two have been spending a lot of time down there together.” Kale put in.
“Yeah. Trying to support him. Times running out, man. Only 4 months left.” Matt said.
“I was thinking we’d all go down there soon and bring a recorder. Record our voices, so when he recovers, he knows we were there for him.” Taylor said.
“I’ll go.” Matt said.
“Me too.” Maxxie said.
“We’ll all go…” Fi growled.
“Good. Anyone heard from Kirra lately?” No one answered. “Oh…” She paused. “God, you guys are a fun bunch.”
“Well what do you want us to talk about Taylor?” Fi said. “We all have our minds preoccupied with other things. It’s hard to focus.”
“So… Today when we went to the hospital someone named Dylan Dark had visited Chase’s room. Any of you know him?” Matt said, sounding very strange. Again, no one answered.
“Dylan Dark. Hmm, I think that was one of Chase’s old friends from prepatory school. Then they went to different schools after middle school, but I don’t know. I haven’t heard that name since the beginning of 9th grade.” Taylor said after a while.
“Oh, well okay… Interesting…

During the 2nd Month of Chase’s Absence:

Chase- Nearing the end of the 2nd month, his brain had slightly recovered to twenty-percent functionality. His accident, as severe as it was, didn’t puncture his brain enough and left it the ability to recover.

Taylor- She still is in shock of the accident, but has gone through some ‘self-alleviating stress’ therapy to help her move on. She has accepted the chance of him coming out of his state to be very small, and to not worry her self over his chance of living. After all, how far can love extend itself?

Kirra- About time to start posting missing child signs.

Matt- He feels deep down inside, Chase will come back, or at least that’s all he can tell himself. In his case, how far can friends bend to help one another?

Fi- She wasn’t affected directly, but was indirectly. Chase was their interesting fellow to drive their lives. He had all the parties to go to, he did all the stuff that made life interesting. She did want him to come back, but couldn’t admit it.

Kale- He now knew he did miss Chase. Even with all the things he had going on Chase drove him in many situations. As weird as Chase was, Kale wanted him back.

Oliver- He had regained his original life back, minus Chase. He was happy with all that was going on, but Chase was the missing link to the Eden of his own happiness.

Maxxie- He had the same views as Matt. Although Chase had done what he had done, Max figured you just have to live and let go of the past. He moved on, and now he did want Chase to be back.

Olivia- She never visited Chase once. It still killed her to do it. She had such a love hate relationship with him, it just was to hard for her to deal. Her parents put her in extensive counseling, but she knew she had to admit to herself whether to move on, or keep in touch with the absent Chase.

(When I wrote this, I felt a difference in my writing from the previous chapters/anecdotes. What do you guys think?)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Anecdote 1: Everyone

(Hey guys, loads of apologies. You also might want to fill me in on what’s been going on, in your stories. School has started and it’s been hard. Lots of work and all. There’s some other things going on, but that’s the gist of it. Now, I plan on updating at most once every other day. At least until this section is over. Oh and there’s going to be a new character soon. I’ve also written at the bottom what to expect to be coming up. Happy Thanksgiving all.)

(Explanation of now: Now, they’re going to be short 2-5 page posts one what each persons going through. If they’re life is in ruins etc.)
Taylor immediately cancelled the message and dialed the police. At first she got a busy noise and hung up. She called again and got the same thing. “Useless fuckers! Why do we have them if they’re busy!” She tried one more time and was finally put through.
“911, what’s your emergency?”
“Hi? Hello? Oh my god, help us! I’m so worried please come help, now we need your help…”
“I’m sorry ma’am, but your going to have to calm down and take it slow.” It was a mans voice.
“Yes… Okay my names Taylor, I’m at Richter’s Point by the canyon. My boyfriend has just fallen down it, we need your help right now!”
“Okay ma’am I’m transmitting the call right now, they’re on their way. Would you like me to stay on the line?”
“No, just get them the fuck over here! Quick! He’ll be dead by then if you don’t hurry!” She hung the phone up and looked over to Matt, tears streaming down her face. “You fucker! Look at what you fucking did! You did this! It’s your entire fault! You pushed him into the fucking canyon!” She said through her tears,
“I---I---I’m s---Sorry. I didn’t mean to.” He said as his own tears came down. At that moment Olivia showed up to tell them the fire department had arrived.
“What’s going on?”
“Matt pushed your brother into the canyon!”
“Olivia… I didn’t mean to! I’m sorry!”
“It’s a bit late for sorry Matt!” Olivia screamed. “HELP! HELP!” She screamed again at the top of her lungs. Within moments the men arrived and she told them as tears came down her face. They went over and looked down to see him. They got out their equipment and started to scale down the sides. After a while they finally got to the bottom. They quickly ran to the body and saw the boy lying there. The medic checked his pulse and couldn’t find it. He quickly strapped the body and the men started to climb the canyon to the top. They reached it and ran off with the body. The sirens were heard moments later an in a blink of the eye were gone.
Taylor rushed everyone into the car and followed the sirens. She followed them for what seemed like an eternity until she finally reached her destination. She ran out of the car without parking it and ran up to the ambulance, banging on the windows. The security guards in front of the intensive care building rushed over and grabbed her, but it was clear she wasn’t going to go down without a fight. Eventually after many flying elbows, they pulled her off and out of the way…

During the 1st month of Chase’s absence.

Chase- Identified with a crushed patella, tibia, fibula, femur, radius, ulna, and broken ribs. His spine for whatever reason was not harmed, but he suffered huge head trauma.

Taylor- She went into a new stage of her life. It was clear all that she had said prior to his occurrence was all a lie. She was still madly in love with Chase, and there was no understanding her.

Kirra- She was erased from the grid. No one had heard a word from her since she left. Not Matt, not anybody. As far as anyone was concerned, she was deader than Chase.

Matt- He seemed like a lost puppy. Nobody to follow, nobody to love, nobody to be with. Crying at night couldn’t even explain the position he was in.

Fi- As much as she wanted to believe, she wasn’t really affected by this. He had brought more stress on her during her years than happiness.

Kale- He was unsure at this stage. He wasn’t the best of friends with Chase. They were friends indeed, but it seemed all right. What can go wrong with a couple of pills, Viagra, and a few raves?

Oliver- Not much to say. Once a prick, always a prick.

Maxxie- Followed Matt around a lot when he would go to the hospital. He’s changed a lot in many ways. He has now figured out what’s wrong in life, and is determined to find happiness.

Olivia- Her brother was everything to her. He was now gone. She couldn’t bring herself to go visit him; it was just too painful. Everyday she would march into his room and dig a new object out of it, hoping to defeat the pain and anger within.


Each ‘anecdote’ will feature two characters and one every so often. It will also include at the bottom a little note about what’s going on with them during this month. After this section is finished, I’ll go back to chapters.

Anecdote 1