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Friday, August 26, 2011

Urban Fiction: Living it Out - Day Ten: A New Beginning

Nate Richards is my brainchild, and to some degree the child of my heart. The longer I have been back on the streets, the more I find the love; or rather that thread, that really is Nate.

For instance, ask yourself, what does a blown out tire, three warrants, marijuana, and a high-speed chase all have in common. If you asked Nate, he would say it was just a routine day at the office.

Let’s look at these one at a time in the light of how they might impact the world of Nate Richards. First the blown out tire. Once again, it’s a middle-aged woman drunk way beyond being polite company. Add a car and an almost empty parking lot…did I mention she was drunk? Any way once, twice, three times around and still not able to find her way out onto the populated streets. One raised curb later and a high-speed impact, yeap, a blown out tired and a trip to jail for one.

Then there was the guy who decided to drag race down main street only to cry and beg –after the stop—not to be taken to jail because he’s doing so well and turning his life around. The one thing that all these situations have in common is that they started with a single choice. So, as Nate would say, “You caught it, you clean it.”

But, with all that said, it did make for an exciting night. But then again if you’re gonna drink, don’t drive. And if you’re gonna drag race through the middle of town, don’t do it with three outstanding warrants for your arrest. And finally, if you’re gonna smoke dope…any kind of dope…DON’T…. Just saying.

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