Mod Story Essay

1660 words - 7 pages

Chase slid the crisp hundred dollar bill into his pocket and drove off, checking his rear view mirror with every turn. Flashing lights weren’t his favorite sight and even in the day time his skin crawled with anxiety just thinking about them. Dealing wasn’t his ideal job, but he was damn sure good at it. He could blame his less than admirable profession on his deadbeat parents, but he knew that’s be a lie. It was the machine that made him do it. The day he turned 16 and the card slid out was the day he upgraded from petty dime bags to the big leagues. Most kids spiral into a deep depression when they find out how they are going to die, but not Chase. As soon as he knew the streets weren’t going to kill him, his mind set changed entirely. No more house parties and fucking behind the school, he dedicated his life, or whatever he had left of it, to dealing drugs and making money. To Chase, the streets were his kingdom, full of life, possibility, and dirty creatures to whom he could capture.
His most recent victim, and girlfriend, was a young high school girl named Cecy. She was about 5 foot 4 with perfect grades and a body to match. Usually girls like her would end up with a guy that had a lot more going for him than Chase, but she found something comforting about him. His presence when the stresses of high school became too overwhelming for her made her feel safe and secure.
It was Cecy’s 17th birthday yesterday and Chase knew he fucked up by leaving early to pick up his most recent batch of methamphetamines. He decided surprising her at school with her late birthday present would make up for his absence the day before.
As he pulled up to the school he passed the security guard and pulled out his ID and a twenty sack. Handing both to the guard, he was immediately let through. People will do anything for money or drugs and Chase took full advantage of his resources.
As he turned off his car, he realized he had been sober all day. Immediately he pulled out his rolling papers and weed and started rolling. The car filled with the stench of skunk as soon as he opened his container of weed. He needed something to put at the end of his joint, to filter the weed from going into his mouth as he inhaled, but had no such luck finding any trash in his car. He’d forgotten Cecyy cleaned out his car and thrown away ages of fast food trash and receipts.
“Im gonna kill her” Chase muttered under his breath right before he remembered his death card. Even though he kept it a secret from everyone, he kept it in his wallet at all times. His friends probably figured he’d die from a GUNSHOT or TWEAKER or maybe even OVERDOSE, but he knew his death wasn’t that dramatic. If everyone knew he’d die from a SPIDERBITE, his street cred would be ruined. He ripped a piece off the side, figuring he’d at least use his death card for something useful, and stuffed it into the empty end of the joint. He lit his doobie and traced the trail of smoke as is danced across his dashboard....

Find Another Essay On MOD Story

The American history of slavery has been conveniently shrouded by a comfortable state of "national amnesia". By what means and how far successful is Morrison in addressing this issue in Beloved.

641 words - 3 pages Toni Morrison contends that American history of slavery has been conveniently shrouded by a comfortable state of "national amnesia" However, this has brought about destructive effects which are highlighted through the symbolism and character developments. By not "passing the story on", there is no healing process and the community is missing out vital gaps which are required for lessons to be learnt and an identity to be built.Toni Morrison uses

Epona- The Horse Goddess Essay

1129 words - 5 pages nature­mother goddess that was later reduced to a horse goddess. Only one story seems to have survived about this goddess. In the Parallela Minora (Greek and Roman Parallel Lives) is a story about Fulvius Stellus. This story states how he so hated women that he took a horse to mate. The mare became pregnant giving birth to a beautiful daughter she named Epona who was thought to be able to take the forms of either parent. This story, originally

Social Darwinism

626 words - 3 pages process of evolution.Social Darwinism can also be refuted through the social order of today. Everyday you will hear a story of a boy growing up from his welfare home that turned his life around and is now a successful business. Most American families of today were at one time in their lives poorer than some and they've come back and support a family of their own. You also hear of the richest people in your town going bankrupt and losing all their

jjhkjhkhhjk

3985 words - 16 pages Kingdom (5) and administrative headquarters in Washington Dc, Brussels and London and employed 4,000 personnel. The story of Astra is too long to recount here but a summary is contained in my book, "In the Public Interest" published by Little Brown UK hardback 1995, Warner paperback 1996, London. Astra became involved in covert weapons and ammunitions operations organised by MI5 and MI6 and the CIA, the MOD, DOD, FCO and the State

modernization as a concept of social change

6079 words - 24 pages modern society is more like a mosaic held together by the cement of mutual inter-dependence. A further contrast is that traditional societies consist of a sin- gle, unified system with a single centre of power; while a mod- ern society is composed of a plurality of autonomous systems which interact with each other, influence each other, but do not absorb each other. Modern societies are fundamentally hetero- geneous with multiple centres of power

Japan’s Opening to the West: Westerners Accounts of The Secret Country

3476 words - 14 pages Story: A History of the World in Story, Song and Art (The President's Letter, mid-19th Century). Translated by Eva Tappan March. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1914. Vol. I: China, Japan, and the Islands of the Pacific. Pages 438-442. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/harris-japan1.asp (accessed September 10, 2013).Ottiwell Adams, Francis. The World's Story: A History of the World in Story, Song and Art (mid-19th Century). Translated by Eva Tappan

Japan’s Opening to the West: Westerners Accounts of The Secret Country

3476 words - 14 pages Story: A History of the World in Story, Song and Art (The President's Letter, mid-19th Century). Translated by Eva Tappan March. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1914. Vol. I: China, Japan, and the Islands of the Pacific. Pages 438-442. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/harris-japan1.asp (accessed September 10, 2013).Ottiwell Adams, Francis. The World's Story: A History of the World in Story, Song and Art (mid-19th Century). Translated by Eva Tappan

Carl Jung - A Brillant mind

4025 words - 16 pages Jung's most significant contributions to Western intellection (McCarthy).According to Jung, there are an infinite number of archetypes, however there are a few basic or more common ones. Examples are the mother, the warrior/hero, the child, the wise old man and etc. Note that not all of the existing archetypes discussed are devised by Jung himself (Boeree). A great analogy of archetypes is a story of an invisible man who could only be seen when he

Pictures Show Emotion Better than Words

1013 words - 4 pages trying to say through his words. Also, words just cannot show emotion so easily. In a poem or story in which a person screams, the author has to say “ahhhhhh!” or “she screamed.” It just does not have the same effect as actually seeing the emotion on someone’s face. Another way to prove that pictures are stronger than words is by watching a movie, with some scenes muted, and some scenes audible. Seeing the movie, Selena, in this way

Gregory Howard Williams' Life on the Color Line

1005 words - 4 pages man of two worlds. In one world he had promise and comfort, in the other he lived in deprivation and repression where one had to work in order to just survive. Williams's recollection of his ?life on the color line? is a unique testimonial of the life of an individual who has walked in both the shoes of a White man and then those of a Black man. His story provides examples of real life experiences and events that can further the research of

Crime Fiction HSC Notes: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "Big Sleep", "Inspector Hound", "The Other Side of Sorrow"

827 words - 3 pages - Paris 1830/40's - reflects need for order + conservative values - radical*Gave birth to modern day detective story, locked room. Poe characterised as 'ratiocination' - solving a crime using logical and methodical deductive reasoning*Modus Operandi - melds facts from current events, history + personal experience.*Parisian, Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin - Precise, intelligent and methodical.-Police believed trail was cold, Dupin was convinced otherwise

Similar Essays

European Colonialism, Imperialism, And Cultural Superiority

1149 words - 5 pages superior culture to inferior people (Lugard). In his short story ìShooting and Elephant,î George Orwell describes a situation in which the white man is at the mercy of the expectations of the natives (Orwell). If he lets them down, he will lose his self-created image of superiority (Orwell). He says, ìI perceived in this moment that when the white man turns tyrant it is his own freedom that he destroysî (Orwell).         It seems that a

The Life Of Mary Shelley Essay

879 words - 4 pages Clairmont. At this time, however, Percy was married to his wife, Harriet. Two years passed, and Mary had bore Percy two children; one died a month after birth, and the other died at five months old. This was just the beginning of the tragedies in Mary's life. In the summer of 1816, tensions began to lift long enough for the brilliant Mary to envision the story of Frankenstein. Shelley, Mary, and Claire rented a house in Lake Geneva, close to the

Elementary Number Theory And Its Applications

6103 words - 24 pages MAY 2003 NOTICES OF THE AMS 545 PRIMES Is in P: A Breakthrough for "Everyman" Folkmar Bornemann "New Method Said to Solve Key Problem in Math" was the headline of a story in the New York Times on August 8, 2002, meaning the proof of the state- ment primes ∈ P, hitherto a big open problem in algorithmic number theory and theoretical com- puter science. Manindra Agrawal, Neeraj Kayal, and Nitin Saxena of the Indian Institute of Tech- nology

Chanel Design:The Little Black Dress Essay

976 words - 4 pages preservationist lady in powder blue.6 The 1960s gave it a touch of a recovery, with the more youthful mod era searching for all new lengths, welcoming smaller than usual skirt! - while the more advanced in years set, liked the exemplary sheaths. The little black dress has, generally, administered its fame well as the decades progressed since Chanel carried it into our lives in 1926. Despite the fact that it’s had its expressive varieties - from the mod