Blow the Man Down

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Racial tension and conflict erupt as a middle aged man grapples with his fears, misunderstanding, and prejudice.

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Blow the Man Down

Submitted: December 08, 2007

Racial tension and conflict erupt as a middle aged man grapples with his fears, misunderstanding, and prejudice. Read Chapter

Submitted: December 08, 2007

2 “How do you expect me to understand what you want if you don’t speak to me like something human?” Sarah asked.“I’m sick o... Read Chapter

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3 Six weeks later, the pawn shop opened. Jerrod was a self-proclaimed entrepreneur who intended to make his first million by age ... Read Chapter

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4 The sun was starting to make Jerrod sweat as he looked at the rows of homes. A breeze blew against his back.Jerrod could hear a bar... Read Chapter

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5 Jerrod had picked up one estate sale recently of an elderly black woman named Josephine Baxter.Josephine had died alone in the poor... Read Chapter

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6 “Us…and…Them…but after all, we’re all only ord-in-ary men…”Pink Floyd oozed from the radio to awaken Jerrod.He could ... Read Chapter

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7 Jerrod reached Auction Central at about 9:15; the auction would begin at noon.He unloaded the watches and some old china from the l... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 19, 2007

8 At 6:30 that day, when the auction was over and everyone had left, Jerrod opened the back door and looked around.Somehow he thought... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 19, 2007

9 “Wassup, Scoop?” Jamal asked his friend. “Nuthin, J-Dog.Wassup wit you?” “Ain nuthin happenin here.”Jamal repli... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 19, 2007

10 “Can I help you?” asked the receptionist at the front desk of the Police Station.Jerrod had never been in the station and he w... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 19, 2007

11 When Officer Durham and Jerrod were about a mile away from Auction Central, they could see clouds of smoke rising upward like it w... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 19, 2007

12 Jerrod told the officer and Sarah about the call, agreeing that he would go nowhere near the burned-down auction house until the o... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 19, 2007

13 After changing his clothes at home, Jerrod drove his car to a little restaurant that sold spicy Cajun food and beer.While waiting ... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 19, 2007

14 Jerrod drove through a Jack-in-the-Box to get something to eat.He ordered a cheeseburger and fries for himself and some chicken fi... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 24, 2007

15 Jerrod stood very still, thinking that maybe he was so tired he was hearing things.Then he heard it again.This time it sounded lik... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 19, 2007

16 Now, Jerrod jumped to get the shirt that was stuck in the tree, using a stick to catch on the fabric and pull it down.Now he looke... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 19, 2007

17 “Jerrod, I need you to pick the boy we caught last night out of a line-up and then identify the two kids that were killed as the... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 24, 2007

18 Driving home, with the kitten climbing around the back seat, Jerrod turned on the radio.Alejandro Escovedo sang: “Wave goodb... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 19, 2007

If you think I should keep writing this book, please comment or send me an e-mail. Thanks for reading this far! -Steve ... Read Chapter

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