do not take masking-tape and draw a victim outline around it
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108th Entry: DecodedMs Van-H leaned back in her chair, reached up and grabbed fistsful of hair, put stockinged feet up on the corner and massaged her brows. "Hawk, why do I keep seeing you?"108th Entry: Decoded by cskadoz
Staring at her legs, I sipped tea and suggested, "You thought about adopting me, taking me home and doing that whole reverse Woody Allen thingy?"
She ignored me, scratched her scalp, pulled her hair rather hard and popped her ears. "I need therapy, lots and lots of therapy." Her eyes met mine. "This is the part when I assign you to an after-school 12-Step program or some such services, offered at the Community Center. Problem is they don't want you; too many law-suit happy parents -- yeah, aas if?
"You know how many other principals and teachers at other schools ask about you? And many with kind words, oddly enough. Amazing how many you've met! Six degrees I suppose." Her eyes glanced at me and laughed. "Then again, they did say they had to meet you. And you almost always come away the comedic hero or at worst &
107th Entry: World GamesI arrived just before lunch and met the gang on their way to the cafeteria.107th Entry: World Games by cskadoz
"Where you been?" asked Donald.
I held the door open. "Watching the Olympics."
"What, you cut classes to watch the games?"
"Yep." I smiled at the girls.
"And the office allowed it?"
"Not much choice, Mom wrote my note. Besides, not like I'm behind in anything." We got in line. "Changed my sleeping schedule, 4 p.m., to midnight so I can watch the games. mom said as long as my grades don't suffer, she's fne with it."
Graham appeared impressed. "You been awake since midnight?"
"Yep. Been on this schedule since Saturday."
"Nope, feel fine."
"Man, wish I could do that! What did we miss?"
"Today? Pairs short program and Women's Ski-Jump. Love watching ladies compete!Tomorrow at 4:30, US and Canada, Women's Hockey. Should be good."
Cathy hip-bumped me. "Didn't know you were such an Olympic fan."
"Huge fan. The Olympic Games glimpse world peace. Imagine if conflicts were settled by athl
105th Entry: Consequences, ConsequencesAs I made my morning rounds, flirting and caressing, three huge, much older guys thundered through the hallway and stopped in front of me. The guy in the middle looked familiar but I couldn't place him. He seemed angry.105th Entry: Consequences, Consequences by cskadoz
"You Hawk Allen?" he asked, fists clenched and unclenched at his side.
"Who wants to know?"
He looked at me unbelieving, as if I should know. "Matthew Kemp."
Football and weight-lifting lgen, older brother of Renee. "Oh, right, thought you looked familier."
"What have you done to my sister?"
The two flanking him tried to intimidate me with stretching and flexing, rubbing fists, dumb-ass stuff like that.
I shrugged, not knowing how to respond. Many people gather around us. A few teachers poked their heads from their doors.
The one on the right said, "Let's just kick his ass!"
I stepped to the side to put distence between us. "Why?"
He got in my face. "Because I want to!"
His shoulders moved, probably to shove me. Quick chop to his throat, Left Hook From Hell. His face hi
106th Entry: Outcomes106th Entry: Outcomes106th Entry: Outcomes by cskadoz
Grampa was one of those people born under a bright star. Dude is amazing! He could look at something and figure out how it worked. Unlike Dad, he did so without making you feel stupid. He was born midday. Grampa and me seemed to understand one another. I think to him I was amusing. To me, he was like a great wise man, wizard of magic, horse-whisperer, cowboy. He appeared that way to the world. Having built a career on being the man who can fix anything, he had friends all over the world. I just say this because he is a huge influence on my life. Grampa genuinely liked people, no matter their race, religion nor culture. Didn't give a damn about politics, so he didn't pre-judge anybody, met and accepted them at face-value. Grampa said you understand much about someone by looking them in the eye.
Here's where his amusement comes in: I took what he taught me and used it to get my way with girls. Laughed his ass off, when mom got concerned and asked him to