For The Book!

These stories of memoir are the main reason I started this blog. In here, the stories are those which WILL be published as my first book Oo(^_^)y-~ I do hope you enjoy reading it as much as I am enjoying writing all of these stories.

5/25/18: Predators and Scammers (Part eighteen, Toxic Environments #5)

"Ya know one o them crazy motherfuckers actually jumped in there last time?" "What?" "Pay attention kid! You actually might learn something." The guy "training" me spits his cigarette on the ground and walks closer. "That's what I'm doing." I say under my breath. I'm holding it of course. Last thing I need is to [...]

By | 2018-05-25T10:40:43+00:00 May 25th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 5/25/18: Predators and Scammers (Part eighteen, Toxic Environments #5)

5/24/18: Predators and Scammers (Part eighteen, Toxic Environments #4)

And now I’m here. Walking in this town in Kansas. Walking away from a sad, ugly strip club thinking of the strip club Fred brought me to in Omaha. ------------------------------------ Fred had just gotten the job as head of security at Brandeis Department Store. To celebrate, he arranged a babysitter for the kids and took me [...]

By | 2018-05-25T02:22:25+00:00 May 24th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 5/24/18: Predators and Scammers (Part eighteen, Toxic Environments #4)

5/23/18: Predators and Scammers (Part eighteen, Toxic Environments #3)

Walking. No direction, no purpose, no thoughts. Until one night when I let those guys talk me into coming with them. What a depressing, ugly place. That small, dark, smoky, sad, sad room. Toxic sadness. Sad men, sad women... Sad, leering men.  A few (most with our little group of roofers from Omaha) making an effort [...]

By | 2018-05-25T02:20:49+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 5/23/18: Predators and Scammers (Part eighteen, Toxic Environments #3)

5/22/18: Predators and Scammers (Part eighteen, Toxic Environments #2)

It was windy and an ugly dust was blowing all over them. I could barely see the men as they scrapped, shoveled, wheelbarrowed and threw the ugly, dusty mess over into the chute. Down into a large bin. The dust was everywhere and I didn’t have to be in it (I would be soon enough) [...]

By | 2018-05-25T02:03:52+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 5/22/18: Predators and Scammers (Part eighteen, Toxic Environments #2)

5/21/18: Predators and Scammers (Part eighteen, Toxic Environments #1)

Once this job was finished however, I was sent down to Topeka with the rest of the scabs. --------------------------------------- Well... it wasn't exactly Topeka. That's just where I was told we were going when I asked. "Some God-forsaken hellhole by Topeka." I had no idea what he was talking about. "What's so hellhole-ish about a [...]

By | 2018-05-21T09:57:37+00:00 May 21st, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 5/21/18: Predators and Scammers (Part eighteen, Toxic Environments #1)

5/20/18: Predators and Scammers (Part seventeen, a Long Way from “Home” #2)

There’s no one around and this car is stopping and I’m going to have to deal with whoever it is and I’m tired and hungry and scared. Shit! ------------------------------------- "Where you going son?" My fear disappears immediately as I approach the car window and the man's welcoming smile. Now, I'm just cold and hungry. "Midtown [...]

By | 2018-05-25T02:24:35+00:00 May 20th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 5/20/18: Predators and Scammers (Part seventeen, a Long Way from “Home” #2)

5/19/18: Predators and Scammers (Part seventeen, a Long Way from “Home” #1)

I can't remember how I got here. Try as I might... it's just not coming to me. All I know is that I'm here, now. On the side of the freeway. State highway seventy two. Well south of I-80. South Omaha. Near the stockyards. I'm on my way home. Heh... home? Am I calling my [...]

By | 2018-05-19T23:10:59+00:00 May 19th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 5/19/18: Predators and Scammers (Part seventeen, a Long Way from “Home” #1)

5/18/18: Predators and Scammers (Part sixteen, Unskilled Omaha)

My new job working as a scab for the corporate predators and scammers of a big Omaha-based industrial roofing company. ------------------------------------- Ok, so it might be a little unfair to lump everyone in a company that hired me off the street with no job history (that I was going to mention) and no ID, into [...]

By | 2018-05-19T01:46:55+00:00 May 18th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 5/18/18: Predators and Scammers (Part sixteen, Unskilled Omaha)

5/16/18: Predators and Scammers (Part fifteen, Omaha on a String)

 Of course, I had only so much time to find the money to keep this room that I had now made so very safe. ---------------------------------------- But before I got the job to get that money. Money that would allow me to keep MY dingy little basement room. (for a while anyway) Before I got that [...]

By | 2018-05-18T09:44:50+00:00 May 16th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 5/16/18: Predators and Scammers (Part fifteen, Omaha on a String)

5/15/18: Predators and Scammers (Part fourteen, Omaha on a Shingle)

I’m thinking kinda creepy may just be what works best in this neighborhood though. There are a lot of street punks hanging about and I don’t need any of them thinking they might want to try and break in. -------------------------------------- So, I invited them in for dinner. I'd been walking passed them for a few [...]

By | 2018-05-16T01:00:35+00:00 May 15th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 5/15/18: Predators and Scammers (Part fourteen, Omaha on a Shingle)