Monthly Archives: August 2012

Insanity Is Crazy

A black man mumbled to himself constantly, a conversation with no one but his alter ego. He was a schizophrenic. Not far away, another young man simply stood and stared at the staff member at the check-in desk. He was … Continue reading

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TB Nurses

“What is that for?” ask Nano, seeing some flimsy partitions go up at the end of the warehouse ‘veranda’. “The TB Nurses are here”. The Roller was his nickname, otherwise Dennis. Dennis and Lawyer Joe rolled cigarettes late at night … Continue reading

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The Warehouse

The metal bunk beds, three tall, with Nano on the middle, Lawyer Joe on bottom and the top bunk used for storage, shook as Lawyer moved below. Then a blue light popped on and Nano knew Lawyer was unable to … Continue reading

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Trouble At McDonalds

Although Nano prefer The River’s Edge Cafe, which he usually just called the Cafe, there were times when it wasn’t open so he had to go elsewhere. The Cafe closed at mid-afternoon. That was too soon for Nano and some … Continue reading

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The Name

Nano sat at The River’s Edge Cafe, eating his Black Bean Burger. With him was Jim ‘Father’ Pope, an older man whom Nano had met soon after checking into the shelter. Father was a very good guitar player, at least, … Continue reading

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Summer Heat Wave

“Oh my god, I’m dying”. Jill was a large girl which didn’t help, but she was right. It was very hot in Aurora, one hundred five degrees and high humidity. The shelter had not opened as a cooling center despite … Continue reading

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