Crooks

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What am I doing here? All my life in servitude, away from them bastards who lord it over me like I am less cus I was born a different color. How in Hell can I change that? And now these morons turn up with their dumbass dream to own their own ranch? I tell you something: the American Dream is a fuckin’ myth. I ain’t never seen anyone rise above their station: even if they do, they get beaten back down by the God damned authorities.

I had a dream once, yeah, I did. I dreamed of a wife, a family, a cottage in the hills. But none o’that is real. None o’it. There’s a reason they be callin’ it the Depression. I ain’t the only one God damned depressed. E’en the Boss knows he cain’t make it anywhere.

I almost had it once… Almost had her. Abeline. She was beautiful. I couldn’a asked for a better woman. But all that I had, it got broke by someone else. They took ’er in the most painful way, and she got broke. I will never forget the way she looked at me when she left this shit of a life.

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  1. Avatar Shoving Leopard

    Could you tell us more about the characters/source story? I’m intrigued!

  2. Avatar Conjoiner, Rejoinder, Poisoner, Concealer, Revelator [[Wednesday]]

    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. It’s a classic novel about Depression era America.

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    Doesn’t matter, it’s good writing. :) Wonder if they would use shitstain back then, though. still, point made.

  4. Avatar Conjoiner, Rejoinder, Poisoner, Concealer, Revelator [[Wednesday]]

    I’ll amend it if anyone tells me otherwise.

  5. Avatar Reaver19

    LOL nah I rather like the “shitstain” moniker. I couldn’t help but try and give a voice to this character through my practiced accent of a southerner? Not sure but whatever the origin of the character he was beautifully done.

  6. Avatar Shoving Leopard

    In the context of the Steinbeck this makes everything clear now, thank you!

  7. Avatar Tad Winslow

    I agree with Elsha. There’s a mix of modern language (shitstain) and british spelling (colour) that doesn’t ring true to California in the 1930’s. The sound of this character’s words seems real enough to settle me into the story (cain’t, aint). I can’t believe I haven’t read this book. It’s been on my to read list since I was 14.

  8. Avatar Conjoiner, Rejoinder, Poisoner, Concealer, Revelator [[Wednesday]]

    Sorry but unfortunately I’ve spelt colour that way my whole life, what with being British and all.

  9. Avatar Tad Winslow

    Oh, forgot to mention, I’m not 100% sure when ‘dumbass’ entered the lexicon, it’s another word that might be ahead of its time here.

    If someone is halfway to becoming British do you call them Brit-ish?
    Thank you, thank you, I’ll be here all night.