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Trials and Throes 8

Trials and Throes 8

The television was blaring an odd tune that was played by six white folks on guitars, a piano, drums and a saxophone. They were some sort of jazz band, but the tune sounded awful, like when Nina sang in the bathroom. It was almost noon and the temperature outside had gradually wafted into the room … Continue reading Trials and Throes 8

Trials and Throes 6

Trials and Throes 6

Getting directions to Hanson’s place wasn’t as hard as I expected it would be. I stared at the card he had mailed to me once in a while to make sure I was on the right path. There were street pointers at intersections and major roads, which was somewhat different from where we lived in … Continue reading Trials and Throes 6

Trials and Throes 5

Trials and Throes 5

I had seen nothing like West Adams before. It was a place littered with beautiful homes that gave the environment a picturesque look. West Adams was nothing like where I lived back in Memphis. In fact, the whole of Los Angeles was nothing like Memphis. It seemed like here in Los Angeles, everybody was going … Continue reading Trials and Throes 5

Trials And Throes 4

Trials And Throes 4

Mr Green was having a baby. His face was resplendent with excitement as he announced it to me on that Sunday evening. His wife had lived in Pittsburgh for over two years now. It was where she worked as a full time midwife. For this reason I had only met her a few times. ‘Manny … Continue reading Trials And Throes 4

Trials and Throes III

Trials and Throes III

The Shelby county jail allowed relatives, friends, well-wishers or whatsoever name they were called to visit inmates once in a week. It was called visiting day. Each inmate had their own visiting day, with their own visiting schedule. Since the inmates were in for one petty offence or the other, security wasn’t too stringent. Crimes … Continue reading Trials and Throes III

TRIALS and THROES II

TRIALS and THROES II

Soon enough, life took a twisted turn. Father had gotten frustrated with his construction job and the bad treatment he was given. Then he started drinking. He would spend almost all his wage at a drinking spot before coming home and he would still come home with bottles. Twice, the metro police caught him walking … Continue reading TRIALS and THROES II