Kind and generous people go to West Baltimore to pick up the trash thrown out in the streets and alleys by the West Baltimorons themselves, who quite obviously did not make much effort to clean things up on their own.
The local paper then wrote a snide op-ed on the volunteers work, suggesting the effort only served to perpetuate some silly notion that the residents of poor neighborhoods aren’t able or willing to clean up their own messes themselves.
(Also, All White People are Criminal Terrorists with Racist Sauce, fresh Misogynist Berries and hand-picked Homophobic Sprinkles. They didn’t say that, that’s just the new rule. I’m only pointing it out for those who haven’t kept up on the current events.)
Source: Evasion Survival, Alaska
An excerpt from this new work:
…Five nights later, Doug and Josef walk briskly along a paved trail through a suburban park, clad in earth tone outdoor clothing and knit caps, each wearing a small backpack. The moonlight illuminates their path, streetlights far off in the distance. They enter a landscape of mostly evergreens, a trail leading to a cul de sac appearing to their right.
Josef swings his backpack off his shoulder and zips it open. “It’s time.” The two don red lens polarized safety glasses and electronic earmuffs, adjusting the volume knobs. Foreign voices and music pop into their heads. Their eyes meet.
“This is it,” Doug says. “I’ll scope.”
Doug swings his backpack to his chest and unzips the main compartment, resting his hand on top, casually striding into the cul de sac. Josef steps to the side behind a tree, drawing a suppressed handgun from…
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