Character

Payback

It was a few days into my new state of homelessness when my daughter graduated out of her back brace and was able to walk with a cane.  I was so happy and so proud that we had already hit this milestone, it felt as if things were possibly looking up.  That night we were… Continue reading Payback

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Thumb Wrestling

I have a pass code on my phone like most people, most parent do because A) It’s my phone and 2) cause it’s my phone.  There is nothing in my phone that is secret except the occasional naughty photo sent to jolly guy.  One day I walked into his bedroom looking for my phone and… Continue reading Thumb Wrestling

Character

Cheerleader

I have to admit I was falling hard and fast for Jolly guy.  Just like I always do, but there was definitely something different about this one.  It was fun after fun and party after party and club after club.  I had never been out so much in my life.  Outfits and limos and glitter and… Continue reading Cheerleader

Character

Storage Unit

One night around 12:30 or so I was asleep in my bed when my phone rang.  I picked it up and it was one of my girlfriends.  She was out at a bar with her husband and had just spent the evening talking with this guy she thought would be perfect for me.  What exactly… Continue reading Storage Unit

Character

Three Little Birds

The words rang in my ears.  It is always better to tell someone something bad while they are incapable of moving and doped up on medication.  I was in a semi-alert state, but fading fast and I knew I wouldn’t make it until everyone left and Gingham could tell me what was going on.  I’m… Continue reading Three Little Birds

Character

Circus Act

One of the most remarkable things the bouncer ever said to me was “How could a woman like you see anything in a guy like me”  That not only flattered me, but made me sad.  There was nothing all that special about me and why would he think he didn’t deserve a woman like me? … Continue reading Circus Act

Character

Character

I explained the situation to my parents over the phone and asked if my father could come watch the kids because I had to go down there and see for myself. My father through his wisdom and steadfast Christianity had me stop and think what if this woman is just making up lies because she… Continue reading Character