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.

9/10/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty two, A Special Kind of Liar version #2)

Chapter Three Same old Same old... A Special Kind of Liar There's no way Fred was expecting me. He had every reason to think he’d never see me again. More than a week had passed since I’d witnessed the way cool Fred Berdine nearly choked to death in the clutches of his former boss. That was [...]

By | 2018-09-20T01:27:33+00:00 September 10th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/10/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty two, A Special Kind of Liar version #2)

9/9/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty one, The Equalizer version #2)

The Equalizer And then it got weird. The weird thing that happened on this new road (Kansas state highway 160) was that I got a ride like… Like, right away. I mean… I didn’t even have time to walk very far, or sit down or anything. I’d just made it from the access ramp to [...]

By | 2018-09-09T13:51:24+00:00 September 9th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/9/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty one, The Equalizer version #2)

9/8/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty, The First Ride version #2)

The First Ride I throw my battered old suitcase into the back of the pickup truck and move to the side of the cab. A man on the passenger side has stepped out and holds the door. He gestures for me to get in. I do and slide over, next to the man driving. After [...]

By | 2018-09-08T11:10:38+00:00 September 8th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/8/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty, The First Ride version #2)

9/7/18: Predators and Scammers (Part twenty nine, A Moment Like No Other version #2)

Chapter Two Freedom and Lies Along the Road   A Moment Like No Other Walking. And then… Sitting, watching, waiting. Not waiting. Taking in, all that is on this road. And beyond. And then… Walking again. This is much different from the travel bug I got (and still have) from my European adventure while in [...]

By | 2018-09-08T10:50:15+00:00 September 7th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/7/18: Predators and Scammers (Part twenty nine, A Moment Like No Other version #2)

9/6/18: Predators and Scammers (Part twenty eight, Born for Adventure version #2)

Born for Adventure In 1978 Oklahoma was experiencing an oil boom, mostly out on “the pan handle” so Enid was the perfect place for George’s little army of predators and scammers to set up their base. Twice a big as Norfolk and twice as rich, Enid’s predominant culture of newly well-off oil workers was much [...]

By | 2018-09-07T23:47:59+00:00 September 6th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/6/18: Predators and Scammers (Part twenty eight, Born for Adventure version #2)

9/5/18: Predators and Scammers (Part twenty seven, Back Seat Story version #2)

Back Seat Story But George didn’t kill Fred. He didn’t even kick the shit outta him like everyone thought George would do. Fred obviously wasn’t the threat he must have thought he was. He was a nuisance and so the great George Heaton threw him out of that Nebraska motel room like yesterdays news and [...]

By | 2018-09-07T23:47:26+00:00 September 5th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/5/18: Predators and Scammers (Part twenty seven, Back Seat Story version #2)

9/4/18: Predators and Scammers (Part twenty six, Not in Kansas Anymore version #2)

Not in Kansas Anymore The orientation wasn’t much and only took one day. It basically consisted of showing us all how to fill out the fake paperwork and get us our fake ID cards identifying us as a “Management Trainee” or participants in the big “Win a Trip to Hawaii Contest!” These were our two [...]

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9/3/18: Predators and Scammers (Part twenty five, Anywhere but Here version #2)

Predators and Scammers a memoir by Brian vonAhsen   Chapter One The Master Manipulator Though the masters make the rules For the wise men and the fools I got nothin', Ma, to live up to ------ Bob Dylan -------------------------------------- Anywhere but Here I remember my mother once said to me, “Brian, you are a people [...]

By | 2018-09-15T01:54:19+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/3/18: Predators and Scammers (Part twenty five, Anywhere but Here version #2)

6/26/18: Predators and Scammers (Part twenty four, That Other Thing… This)

Perhaps it's a mistake to try and "wrap up" any of... This. This journey, this road, this series of adventures, encounters and decisions. This account of this part of my life. A time of life rife with distractions, toxins, motivations, maneuvers... magical moments, first times, fucked up times, times of unimaginable fright, times to unavoidably [...]

By | 2018-06-26T10:31:53+00:00 June 26th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 6/26/18: Predators and Scammers (Part twenty four, That Other Thing… This)

6/25/18: Predators and Scammers (Part twenty three, This… That and the Other Thing)

I went to sleep last night hoping to recall at least a few details about how this entire adventure ended, or even to get a better grasp on when it ended. I did not. So in today's post, I'm going to simply write of anything I can remember. Anything at all I can manage to [...]

By | 2018-06-25T10:03:21+00:00 June 25th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 6/25/18: Predators and Scammers (Part twenty three, This… That and the Other Thing)