Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Robert Mills, iDr. Stanley Crawford, iStanley Ely, iWalt Hardester, iJansen Estrup, iPeter Jessop, iMs Beeds, i

  Home > Crime > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 7,838 Titles
· 41,507 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
by ellen george

Flutterby by Ellen George, ISBN: 978-0-9831738-4-7, Sleepytown Press. Children's Illustrated Book..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Books by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Seven-Fingers: His Story. (Part One)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Monday, January 24, 2011

Rated "PG" by the Author.

Share    Print  Save   Follow

Recent stories by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
· An Update: Mule Face, May 2014.
· Bonds.
· An Update: Pastor Bruce Bilkey, May 2014.
· Oktavius D'Mariel: Special Needs Parenting 101.
· An Update: Gabrielo Bustamente, May 2014.
· An Update: Blondelle Hawkins, May 2014.
· Anastaysia Hope: Special Needs Parenting 101.
           >> View all 7,357

A guy with a disability gets involved in a life of crime, thanks to the urging of some so-called "friends".

Guess it was bound to happen sooner or later.  You do the crime, you pay the time.

Such as in my case.  I'm now sitting in a jail cell; supposed to be here another 25 days (or so), awaiting trial.  Could end up being longer:  depends on the system.  Have to think about what I done and try to redeem myself when I get out.

That is, if I get out.

The more I think about what I done, the more I want to kick myself.  I should have never listened to those Joes.  They were the ones who talked me into stealing from WalMart.  How did I know those stupid security cameras were on all the time??  (Stole some tools from the sporting goods department.   About $300 worth.)

If you ask me, I think the punks took advantage of me.  See, I was born with seven fingers.  Have five fingers on my left hand, like anybody else; on the other hand, however, I have three: my thumb, my pointer finger, and a ring finger.  Missing my pinkie finger and the finger next to it.  I call my deformed hand my "monkey-hand", 'cause to me that's what it looks like.  I guess the dummies thought I could get away with it; I had been known to steal stuff before.

Well, bully for them.  Look where it got me.  In the slammer.  

Have more marks against me on my "permanent record"; gonna be harder than ever for me to find a good job because "nobody wants to hire a criminal".

People will look at me, and they'll say:  "There goes a marked man",  and shake their heads with sympathy.  

I wish I had never hooked up with the guys I hung around with.  They were (are) bad news.  Guess it shows that I have oatmeal for brains. Guess that means that just because I am disabled, then it means my brain must be too: I don't always use my head.  It's really maddening!

Well, I gotta see what I will get for breakfast.  Yesterday was cold oatmeal, orange juice (that wasn't too bad, meaning the juice), some pieces of French toast, and a glass of water.  Also had runny scrambled eggs.  YUCK!!  If there's one thing I hate most in the world, it's runny scrambled eggs!!  Hopefully today's breakfast will be a lot better than yesterday. 

Will write in here again, with updates about my situation from time to time.  Just say some prayers for me; I'd like to get out of here and try to start my life over.  I should have never gotten involved in this life of crime.

~To be continued.~ 

Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/27/2011
This story reminds me of others I have heard over the years when I was working...they never learn. Well done, Karen
peace, Carole~
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 1/24/2011
Well done story thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/24/2011
Well written, Karen.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/24/2011
Lesson learned? Hope so. Well done, Karen.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Popular Crime Stories
1. The Chain Store Solution
2. Chapter 9 as far as I have written
3. Dodgy Tackle
4. The Honor System for Parolees
5. The Perplexing Pie Picture Puzzle
6. Operation Valentine - A Short Story by She
7. FBI Interstate Interdiction
8. Crime Linger Chapter 2
9. Hater.
10. Dr. Gilmore's Wife, her death by Gary Ludw