4 Works in Act Series - The Dear Hunter (Albums)
02 Jun 2020
The second part in the story of a life cursed.
After tragedy strikes, Brian, now a young adult, finally sets out to discover what lies beyond his home, and just when it seems that he will find nothing but despair out in the world, he meets someone who will change the course of his life forever. The fuse has been lit, and the bombs are about to go off.
“We fall beneath the sea of dreams and fail to breathe until we awaken again.”
- Part 2 of The Dear Hound
04 Mar 2020
Of course, in the end, there was no reason to be an upstanding citizen.
The Usher sighs and rolls over, forcing Hunter to sit back on his haunches.
“Hunter, then,” amends the Usher. Hunter realises with a sharp little jolt that the only name he has for the Usher is just that: the Usher.
“And… your name?” He says, eyeing him carefully as he rises off one side of the bed and stretches.
“Just Usher will do fine.”
The muscles in his back move obviously as the Usher flexes, pushing and pulling the musculature of his shoulders with his hands. Hunter thinks, very very absently, that the Usher had a nice ass. His legs distantly ache. He’s very busy being transfixed by the way Usher’s fingers work at his limbs to bother to move.
30 Dec 2019
The first part in the story of a life cursed.
Brian is born to a mother determined to keep her secrets from him, and all the while, an insidious manipulator is pulling the strings and setting the stage for the events that will determine the outcome of the dog's life in the years to come. The wheels are in motion, and there's no stopping the train.
"Someday she'll be gone."
- Part 1 of The Dear Hound
Our protagonist, the son of a prostitute, has returned from WWI in disguise as his dead half-brother, having killed his biological father to cover the story. Upon returning to the city where he was manipulated and betrayed in his youth before the war, he decides to use his new identity to gain power in hopes of taking down his greatest enemy, a wicked priest who secretly runs a brothel known as the Dime.
After a series of successful but ruthless political campaigns, our hero begins to regret his choices, only to have the priest show up at his door, fully aware of his true identity, and threaten to expose all of his secrets of he doesn't comply with every demand.
(Though full context for the song "The Revival" is not available yet, I believe the priest has blackmailed the hero into renovating and refurbishing the Dime. This scene is the first night of the grand reopening, as preparations are underway.)