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    • pawn Takes King Part 53
    • This is my story. It's about homelessness and drug addiction. Since when did we have to give descriptions on this site anyway???
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    • pawn Takes King Part 52
    • It was agreed upon. They had set their goals, and would charge ahead, to conquer Donny's affliction. It was ironic. The YMCA said Donny needed...
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    • pawn Takes King Part 51
    • Donny is swaying on his feet as the ambulance pulls away. His chest hurts, most likely from the jabs that Gus gave his side. Donny walks away...
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    • Pawn Takes King Part 49
    • Andre is on his cell again. "Yo Frank," Andre speaks up, "I was wondering if you're home?" Donny could recognize some code-speak. Are you...
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    • Pawn Takes King Part 48
    • They went to the grocery store. Money was scarce for Gus, and his previous diet of fast food was no longer viable. They bought a package of...
    • artman4444 05/25/2013
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    • pawn Takes King Part 47
    • Donny walked through the slush of the sidewalk. The cold feet really were a buzz kill. It was bad, ruining the high. It was everything to him...
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    • pawn Takes King Part 46
    • Fuck, fuck, fuck. Donny has money, but no drugs. Things are usually the inverse. Dealers would have some, with Donny tripping over himself to...
    • artman4444 05/12/2013
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    • pawn Takes King Part 46
    • Donny knocked on Chase's door. The redneck answers. He wears a suspicious glance, and another camo t-shirt. "Well, look what the cat dragged...
    • artman4444 05/08/2013
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    • pawn Takes King Part 45
    • Donny knocked on Chase's door. The redneck answers. He wears a suspicious glance, and another camo t-shirt. "Well, look what the cat dragged...
    • artman4444 04/26/2013
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    • Pawn Takes King Part 44
    • Donny inserts his last 50 cents into a payphone and calls Amanda. It has been a little over 2 hours. The meeting should be finished by...
    • artman4444 04/22/2013
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    • pawn Takes King Part 43
    • The next morning, donny rises before her. After snorting another line, he starts to pick up the house. If he stays here, it will be clean. Even...
    • artman4444 04/16/2013
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    • Pawn Takes King Part 42
    • Donny sleeps in the soap-o-rama laundramat. It is risky, because the management is still cracking down on loiterers and bums, but Donny tells...
    • artman4444 04/09/2013
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    • pawn Takes King Part 41
    • Donny met Amanda at the grocery store. Wal-Mart was usually Donny's first choice of store, but his leg was really starting to bother him. Without...
    • artman4444 03/30/2013
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    • Pawn Takes King Part 40
    • Donny began to wind down, as the pill took effect. He almost dropped a couple TV's because his motor functions were becoming impaired. Greg and...
    • artman4444 03/27/2013
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    • Why Write about Bums?
    •     People may be wondering why I'm writing a story about homeless people. Crook Takes Pawn (or CTP as fuzzywuzzy666 has coined the acronym)...
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    • Crook Takes Pawn Part 74
    • Rebecca came over 30 minutes before closing. She was impressed by how professional the place looked. the Pawn and Payday was no longer a sty. She...
    • artman4444 05/15/2012
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    • Crook Takes Pawn Part 73
    • Greg's dreams were vivid and glorious. He couldn't remember them upon waking, though. It was abstract happiness. His chemical dreams gave way to...
    • artman4444 05/13/2012
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    • Crook Takes Pawn Part 72
    • Greg spent the day away from Rebecca. She texted him five times in 3 hours, asking when he would come back over. Greg was laying low, playing the...
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    • Crook Takes Pawn Part 71
    • They slept till nearly noon. Greg would've been content to squirrel away the hours of the day, burrowed in covers and snuggling Rebecca in his...
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    • Crook Takes Pawn Part 70
    • They had a ball together. Julie took up her mother's upbringing and was a mellow child. Greg placed her upon his shoulders and they walked around...
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    • About My Book
    •     Just a couple things. First off, as always, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I'm glad you folks seem to be enjoying the tale I'm spinning...
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    • Crook Takes Pawn Part 69
    •     Rebecca finally returned. Greg had changed her identifying ringtone to Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin, on piano. That song had played in the...
    • artman4444 05/07/2012
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    • crook takes pawn part 68
    • There was no pedestrian accident. The boyfriend of Donny's mother threw him down a flight of stairs. Donny's mother met this guy Evan, after...
    • artman4444 05/06/2012
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    • crook takes pawn, part 65
    • Greg felt the rejuvenation of a good nights sleep. Nothing worried or plagued him. Rebecca's warmth and closeness was the cure to all ailments....
    • artman4444 05/02/2012
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    • crook takes pawn, part 64
    • (NOTE: this chapter is longer than usual. There's lots of backstory about Greg and Diane. Please bear with me)    The day went by more quickly...
    • artman4444 05/01/2012
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    • crook takes pawn, part 63
    •     They spent most of the ride laughing crazily. Between Donny and Greg's wisecracks, Ben was doubled up with tears most of the time. He never...
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    • crook takes pawn, part 62
    • Rebecca dropped him off at the Pawn and Payday. She didn't have class today, but Greg said he would be busy till most of the afternoon. He said...
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    • crook takes pawn, part 61
    • Greg and Rebecca were both starving, so they went to lunch. They ate at a place called Shorty's, a specialty sandwich shop. Greg ordered the...
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    • crook takes pawn, part 60
    •     Driving the Lebaron back escalated the deterioration of his male ego. This was bad. He felt like a fucking loser. What's worse, he had only...
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    • crook takes pawn, part 59
    •     "Close the curtain," she says, mindful of the large picture window for seemingly the fist time, "Did you find one, or what?"    Greg yanked...
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    • Crook takes Pawn Part 58
    • Rebecca stopped to use the ladies room. Greg sat across from the doorway, with Julie roosted beside him. Greg made sure to wrap an arm around her...
    • artman4444 04/21/2012
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    • Crook takes Pawn Part 57
    • Greg carried Julie down the halls of the hospital. Her paunchy legs, clad in black tights, encircled Greg's side as they walked to see Robert....
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    • Crook takes Pawn Part 56
    • Dreams are hard to interpret. The abstract side of the brain is underutilized by the unimaginative. Most people only see with their eyes what is...
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    • Crook Takes Pawn Part 55
    •     Greg was screwed. His business plan was shot full of holes. Greg had enough cash to make the next months payment, and then he was through....
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    • Bustling Hedgehog
    • New free online arcade logic game by Free-Game-Land.com This bustling hedgehog provides with fruit and mushrooms. Help him to carry the food...
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