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Table of Contents

Table of Contents Under A ‘Needle Infested’ Bridge Gettin’ Flooded Here Comes the Rooster Speedballin’, Spacebags, and Sidewalk Slammers One Man, One Needle and Greenhorns Face Tats and Steelies The Sunset Line Meets Border Patrol Kicked in the Face by a Moose 8 Thumbs and a Dog Goin’ East The Misfit 4 Runners in Snakeskin

A Composition of Short Stories

Over my past few years of misfit travel I honed my skills of writing in an effort to write a book, but somewhere along the way I lost myself.  I veered off the open road, searching for a style, an affinity if you will, of writing similar to Jack Kerouac, and other beat authors of

Dirty Face in Pecos

Martin dropped us off at the Love’s in Pecos.  But, by then the black dawn shimmered under loose stars vaguely seen through the stormy clouds, so we refrained from night hitchhiking.  My nose flushed to a blushy red and I sniffled on the sidewalk by the sandy loams of desert.  Sand particles stuck to the

Skeevy Kevin

Tim crawled into the hot springs and nestled close to Grace. I noticed this older, skinny, pasty white, balding man with a gaunt face and weak body, glaring at her with infatuation.  His eyes focused in on her vividly, but at first he didn’t speak or make eye contact.  He sat there nude, stiffly intoxicated

Oh My God Hot Springs

“So where ya guys headed,” I said making eye contact with Grace casually while Tim gave me the evil eye. She smiled with her long brown curly hair draped over her flannel and in a chipper tone said, “I dunno…Tim knows of these hot springs…what’s it called babe?” “Umpqua Hot Springs…been comin’ here for many

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