…or rather, It’s ordered me to take care of some things I’ve been avoiding; loose ends that need to be tied up, legal issues, school concerns, employment and living accommodations.
I hate the Real World. It’s no longer a friendly place for me to be, and I find much more comfort in the acquaintances I’ve met online from other cities and countries – people I may never meet face-to-face. How weird is that?
I’ve set up a few automatic posts; some cartoons (not great renditions – just the original drawings so I’ll apologize ahead of time for the “fuzziness”) on Fridays, and Part IV of “The Waitress” will come up this coming Sunday. I have no idea when I’ll be able to finish the conclusion. I’m sorry for that; I’d like to know how it ends, myself.
Not sure when I’ll be back – I WILL be back, though. Where else would I go?
Part 1 of The Ruby Chronicles
Ruby Daniel is a 30-something widow trying to get by in a small backwoods Northern town in the 1950’s. Her chicken farm is failing, and she takes a weekend job as a barmaid at an illegal drinking establishment run by a crooked police officer, hoping the extra income will allow her to keep her farm and raise her kids.
When her crude and offensive employer plays an embarrassing prank on her, Ruby gets revenge with the help of her mother, whose devious tactics and unrestrained glee in the details of retaliation leave Ruby in awe, and a little fearful of the woman who raised her.
This comedic short story will leave you laughing out loud and cheering Ruby on, as she learns that standing up for herself can sometimes backfire, but revenge really does taste sweet – and an indignant mother is a surprisingly fierce force to be reckoned with…