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The Other Side of the Tracks

Arkansas Freight

Always, there were the trains. Whistles in the night; the sharp, insistent whining of brakes; the vibration at the country grade crossing as a highballing freight passed by: all hinted at goings and comings, arrivals and departures, denied to us as children. 1,322 more words


A Life of Ease

carefree vagabond
enjoys the free wildflowers
never pulls a weed
rests in the shady woods
never plants a tree


Jury Finds Accused Chicago Hobos Gang Leaders Guilty

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal jurors at the biggest gang trial in recent Chicago history on Wednesday convicted the core leadership of the Hobos, who prosecutors billed as an “all-star team” of the type of ruthless gangs police largely blame for an alarming spike in homicides in 2016. 889 more words


Adoption - flash fiction

I wrote this story almost two years ago for a flash-fiction writing challenge, and I’m not sure why it’s been on my mind and heart the past few days. 144 more words

Jurors In Hobos Gang Trial Begin Deliberations As Christmas Looms

CHICAGO (CBS) — After more than three months of testimony about drug dealing, brazen violence and cold-blooded killings, the fates of six alleged leaders of Chicago’s so-called “super gang” have been handed to a federal jury only days before Christmas. 518 more words


The feast

A macédoine of shellfish and some nameless headless things,
served by Sarah Sowerbutts in the parlour of Three Kings.

Four and twenty hobos drool like four and twenty drains… 162 more words


Attorney For Alleged Gang Assassin Attacks Testimony In Closings

CHICAGO (CBS) — Catching a glimpse of a gunman’s limp and dreadlock hairstyle while ducking for cover as the car you’re in is being shot up is no way to make a positive identification that holds up in court. 393 more words