Rules for Other People to Live By

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


When neo-Nazis decide to march on Skokie, the Chicago suburb in which Wood Lloyd works, he is mildly intrigued. But, working two jobs to support his ex-junkie, ex-prostitute girlfriend while she
writes her dissertation doesn't leave much time or energy for politics. Still, when his girlfriend insists that he get involved in anti-Nazi activities, Wood is willing—if only he can find a group
to join that isn't as bad as the Nazis.

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Submitted: September 02, 2017

Chicago in 1977.  The perfect, dispiriting blend of bleakness and farce.  A ludicrous place in a ludicrous decade. A grimy, gri... Read Chapter

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Submitted: November 10, 2017

"Really?" Joe asked.  He stopped loading the coin-counting machine and stared at the motivational poster on the wall behind it. ... Read Chapter

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Submitted: September 02, 2017

At the end of the day, I threw enough of my own money into my drawer to balance.  This was explicitly forbidden, since any sort of s... Read Chapter

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Submitted: September 02, 2017

I made my way into the apartment through cigarette smoke as heavy as fog.  Diane was sitting over our typewriter in the room we call... Read Chapter

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Submitted: October 18, 2017

The ride to or from Morton Grove could take me down roads still forested even that late in the century.  Near midnight, with no traf... Read Chapter

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Submitted: November 10, 2017

One might think that walking rounds was the least agreeable part of the security detail's duties.  After all, at least at night when... Read Chapter

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Submitted: November 16, 2017

On this night, routine was broken in all three buildings.  It was least disrupted in the office building, and only by the presence o... Read Chapter

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Submitted: November 27, 2017

Why it was silent until I was well upon my journey through the laboratory building, I can’t say.  Either it had exhausted itself i... Read Chapter

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Submitted: December 08, 2017

Whatever was supposed to be stalking me didn’t appear before I entered the warehouse.  I even paused for a moment in the cool moon... Read Chapter

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