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.

5/13/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirteen, Omaha Affirmations)

I'm sitting on the floor, in the middle of MY room. The dim diffuse glow reflected off an adjacent building, struggles to define MY four walls. High on one of these... the only window from which natural light can enter, is open. Random street sounds from the road beyond MY alley. An unidentifiable thump, a [...]

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5/12/18: Predators and Scammers (Part twelve, Omaha Adumbrations)

One might say that the moment we walked into our new apartment in Omaha, the writing was on the wall for our little make-shift family from Norfolk. But a better metaphor would probably be the bloodstain on the floor. Only... it was not a metaphorical bloodstain, it was a very real bloodstain. It was real [...]

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5/11/18: Predators and Scammers (Part eleven, Omaha Mastications)

Omaha Somewhere in middle America Get right to the heart of matters It's the heart that matters more I think you'd better turn your ticket in And get your money back at the door  ------ Adam Duritz -------------------------------------------------- I've been looking at Google maps and Wikipedia entries. Trying to find the house we moved into once [...]

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5/9/18: Predators and Scammers (Part ten, Omaha Motivations #3)

Fred needed to discredit the idea of staying in Norfolk, and he had to nip the trust I was developing for my new boss in the bud. And nip it quick. ------------------------------------------ I'm really lucky Fred talked me into leaving that job in Norfolk. Yea... thats what I said. Of course Fred had no idea [...]

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5/8/18: Predators and Scammers (Part ten, Omaha Motivations #2)

I wasn't in a blurry haze this time... but it had the same effect. This time I felt like I'd shifted into another dimension or something. It served the same function for Fred (once he'd cajoled me out of my frantic tizzy) anyway. Anyway... my "cool friend" Fred was basically pulling the same con as our former [...]

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5/6/18: Predators and Scammers (Part nine, Norfolk Maneuvers)

It would happen after Norfolk though. After another of Fred’s lies led to us all moving to Omaha, and well after I’d realized that Fred was lying to me all along about the band. ------------------------------------------ I started suspecting Fred of (at the very least) exaggerating the possibilities that this band of his was a real [...]

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5/5/18: Predators and Scammers (Part eight, A Special Kind of Liar)

Now that I think about it, I doubt Fred thought he'd ever 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 the day "The amazing Mr. George Heaton" had talked his way out of that [...]

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3/11/18: Predators and Scammers (Part seven, The Equalizer)

Life couldn’t be better right now. ------------------------------------- And then it seemed like it was going to... To get better. Then not. Then... And then it got weird. ------ The first 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 [...]

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3/10/18: Predators and Scammers (Part six, The First Ride)

Nineteen years old and I was on the road for the first time. My first road… for real. With no one to answer to. No one to wait for, and no one expecting me.  -------------------------------------------- I throw my battered old suitcase into the back of the pickup truck and move to the front to get [...]

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