From the Ashes
I saw him on the street. He smiled and I smiled back.
"Thank you," he told me. "All I want is to be treated like a human being. Most people hurry past as fast as they can. They don't even want to acknowledge me."
I walked away thinking how did he end up on the street? What would he have to do to get off of them?
In his, at times brutally honest, memoir Jesse Thistle gives a voice to the homeless.
How did Jesse wind up on the street?
It was a combination of things--home life, school environment, but I think the answer could be boiled down to one conversation. Jesse is told, by a friend, '"You're just a dirty Indian."'and '"You'll probably die drinking like they all do."' (p. 86-87) Faced with this prejudice, the words vibrated in his skull and he was unable to shake them.
What brings him home?
What keeps him home and away from the streets?
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This summer, I'll treat you to the extended version of Feeling Groovy--starting Sunday, July 11. I'll continue to add to the story twice a week--Sunday and Wednesday.
My only question is, "Are you ready for the summer?"
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Sharing my Autbor Journey...
'It's so hard to delete huge chunks of a manuscript... How awful to feel you've lost hours (or weeks) of precious writing time! But I learned that it's always worth it.' Ashley Audrain, The Push
My completion deadline for this manuscript is September. However, I've set this deadline and can easily re-set it if the manuscript requires more time. My goal is, as always, to give the manuscript as much time as it needs.