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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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