|Southern Victory |
POD: September 10, 1862
The Victorious Opposition†
|Type of Appearance:||Direct POV|
|Date of Birth:||1886|
|Date of Death:||1939|
|Cause of Death:||Shot to Death|
|Occupation:||Housewife, Factory Worker, Author of Non-Fiction|
|Spouse:||George Enos (d. 1917)|
|Children:||George Jr. (son), Mary Jane (daughter)|
|Political Party:||Democratic Party|
Sylvia Enos (1886-1939) was the wife and widow of George Enos. She cared for the Enos' two children in Boston, Massachusetts while George was on his many misadventures during the Great War. Like many women, she took a job in a canning plant during the Great War and was fired to make room for the returning men. After George's death, she struggled to support her family but took a job in a boot factory, painting red rings around the top of boots. She attracted the attention of her lecherous boss who attempted to crudely seduce her but retaliated by "accidentally" throwing a pot of paint over him.
In 1922, thanks to complex developments in Confederate politics surrounding resistance to the Freedom Party, she learned the identity of the Confederate naval officer who killed her husband on the USS Ericsson, Roger Kimball. Sylvia traveled to South Carolina and killed Kimball, then surrendered to authorities. She was spared legal retribution through the intervention of Anne Colleton, a political rival and estranged lover of Kimball's.
Following her return, she became a heroine. Local Democratic Party boss Joseph P. Kennedy exploited her fame for political uses and also tried and failed to seduce her. She ghost-wrote a book entitled I Sank Roger Kimball along with a frustrated writer named Ernie. Following Ernie's desperate advice, Sylvia was able to get her substantial savings out of her bank before it collapsed unlike so many of her friends and colleagues. Against the advice of her son, Geroge Jr. she began a romantic and sexual affair with Ernie, who had been wounded in his genitalia during the Great War. She was frightened by Ernie's dark mood swings owing to his increasing alcohol dependency but resisted her children's advice to break off the affair. This ultimately proved fatal when, in a very black melancholy, Ernie accidentally shot and killed Sylvia, then killed himself after realizing what he had done.