Something in the Past

Something in the Past

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Jackiea€™s life has not been an easy one. Growing up in the projects on the west side of Chicago is hard, and her life has been harder than most. The decisions she made just to survive were brutal, but they only made her survival all the more difficult to bear. Life turned Jackie into a crack-smoking predator who hunted her tricks down for money. Her life seemed destined for disaster, but she had no way of knowing that being sent to the state penitentiary would actually save her life. Once in prison, she worked hard to turn her life around so she might have the hope of a better life on the outside. Now released, she finds everything could come tumbling down around her, thanks to a simple mistake. Frustrated and afraid, she makes another bad decision; she might well turn back into the person she was before her arrest. After all, inside, she had a job, a bed, and three solid meals. Outside, she has fifty bucks and no hope. Now, the daughters she abandoned years ago may re-enter her lifea€”not something she wants to see realized. Can she overcome the mistakes of her pasta€”or even avoid the mistakes of her present? Jackie knows that some of the paths we walk down in life arena€™t chosen.After telling the group about her problem a deacon everyone called Deacon Jenkins offered to give her a 1987 Ford Taurus he said he didna#39;t use. Jackie was uneasy about accepting the car without paying the man for it, so she offered to payanbsp;...

Title:Something in the Past
Author:Tyeshia Clinton
Publisher:iUniverse - 2011-08-24


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