My name is Craig and I'm 27 years of age, and to put it bluntly... MY LIFE SUCKS. My dad left my mom when I was born, and ever since then my mom turned to alcohol to wash away her sorrows.
My mom would always bring men home from the bars and she would tell me to leave the house for the night, so for the most part it was almost like I was homeless.
I would go and sleep out on the city park benches as I had no where else to go. Growing up, I didn't have any friends and this was because rumors about my mom in all the schools I have attended would spread around.
My classmates would always call my mom names, and... I would never argue back about it. In reality, the rumors would always be true... and a part of me absolutely despised my mom for making my life a living hell.
5 years ago my mom passed away, and I don't really like to admit it, but that part of me that completely despised my mom almost felt... relived. After high school, I went to community college and that was when my mom had died. I was living in my own apartment, and since I always worked at part time jobs, I could afford living there.
After completing college I got a regular office job not far from where my apartment was and I would always walk from my apartment to work. I thought that this would be a great time to finally put my life back on track and make new friends at the work place.
However, the first week there, as I tried to make friends, I would always get ignored and all the extra work would be pilled up on top of me.
My biggest fear... is being alone. My mother would kick me out of the house whenever she would bring men over, and then I would have to sleep out on the city benches. I was alone.
In school, rumors about my mom spread and I was constantly bullied for it. I had no friends... I was alone.
Even now at work, where I thought I could finally make some new friends, I was alone.
It was 11:30 PM on a Friday night at the work place, and once again I was the only one there. What I was doing wasn't even overtime... it was the work that my coworkers had given so they could leave early and go to the bars.
'I swear when was the last time that I got out of work on time? It had to be on the first day of the job! Everything after that has been extra hours...' I thought.
I continued to type away on my keyboard till I finished all the work my coworkers had piled on me. Surprisingly enough for the amount of work that I had, I completed all of it very quickly.
I may not look at it from the outside, but I'm a very intelligent dude, however, I'm not so athletic...
I logged out of the work computer that I was on, pushed back my chair, stood up, put on my winter jacket, and then finally pushed back in my chair. For the first time in along time I was excited.
Every few years my favorite gaming company comes out with a new RPG game that's set in the medieval period. Shooting games have never been my thing, but magic and swords is what I really thrive at!
It was now 12:00 AM and I walked out of the office with what felt like a pep in my step. The first thing that I felt was the cold winter breeze, followed by the sounds of the busy city.
I started walking towards GameGo, which was where I bought most of my video games. It was about a 2 mile walk from the office, and since I didn't have a car my only option was to walk.
I began walking and during that walk I began thinking about the new game.
'I'm so hyped for this! This is supposed to be THE game this year, and even better it's on the new gaming console that came out a month ago!'
The new RPG that I'm so excited for is named 'Izix', and like I brought up earlier it is the most hyped up game for the past 2 years since it was announced.
The game is also coming out on the new console made by PlayBox. It's the fifth console the company has made called the PlayBox 5, which is supposed to have the best graphics out of any competing console, such as XStation Two.
Since I've always been a fanboy of the PlayBoxes, I got the console on launch day since I had enough money, and every night I got off work I would always play my single player games at home. I have never been a fan of multiplayer games because of one very good reason, which also contributed to why I had no friends... and that was the fact that I was an extreme introvert.
I know that talking to people in person and online can be completely different, but for me I still find it extremely terrifying to talk to people online as well as in person. I'm what you would call an extreme introvert, if you will.