Saturday, 3 August 2019

The Starting Place

           You made good money, a couple of hundred a week sometimes. But when you averaged it up, the good weeks with the bad, it wasn't so good. Fifty or sixty a week, maybe seventy. More than you could make, probably, behind a gas pump or a soda fountain. But you had to knock yourself out to do it, and you were standing still. You were still there at the starting place. And you weren't a kid anymore.

Jim Thompson
A Hell of a Woman

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