Redwood Summer Chapter 11 (repost)

via Redwood Summer Chapter 11 Rewrite of chapter 11 of Redwood Summer, a novel of 1990 San Jose.  The setting of this chapter is Jason's workplace, a satellite imaging company.  The workplace is abuzz because of a visit they received from a group of businessmen who are rumored to be interested in buying the company.  … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 11 (repost)

Redwood Summer Chapter 10 (repost)

A rewrite of chapter 10 of Redwood Summer, a novel of 1990 San Jose.  In this chapter Jason is attempting to fix the car problem from the previous chapter, and ends up having a conversation with his father about where he's at in life, and about what Silicon Valley was in its agricultural past. via … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 10 (repost)

Redwood Summer Chapter 9 (repost)

Rewrite of chapter 9 for Redwood Summer. In this chapter Jason, the main character, and his friends Randy and Brian are driving home after seeing a movie, but what's really happening is the growing apart of Jason and Randy. The breakdown that happens to Jason's car is symbolic, not only of the relationship between Jason … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 9 (repost)

Redwood Summer Chapter 17

The parties, family gatherings, career change, leaving of school, ordeals, dispersal of friends to their separate lives, and all the other life events of the past year ran through Jason's mind as he continued to look out the passenger side window from a work truck. He gazed at the southern mountain range in the distance … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 17

Redwood Summer Chapter 15

Jason was looking over the newspaper classified employment ads as he sat at the kitchen table. David was across from him doing homework. “Anything promising?” father asked from the living room. “Not much,” Jason answered as he stared at the grid of small rectangles and abbreviated text. “A lot of the same old stuff.” “Budget … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 15

Redwood Summer Chapter 14

Jason took a long drink from a bottle of tomato juice as he leaned back against a three story rack of heavy steel shelves and waited for the juice to replenish his fatigued body. The half filled shelving towered over him as he relaxed for a bit as he continued to recover from too much … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 14

Redwood Summer Chapter 13

“So now Alex is trying to hook him up with a job so he can pay off his back rent!” Mike said loudly to Jason over blaring party music. “Hook who up?!” Jason replied just as loud. “Curtis!” Mike repeated. “Oh, good for him!” Jason yelled back. “Hope it works out!” “Maybe he can find … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 13

Redwood Summer Part III Chapter 12

...you don't want to be caught on the wrong side... Jason hurried through downtown as the glaring, late summer sun heated him from above. The unfamiliar tightness of his necktie was stifling him, and he loosened its knot and unbuttoned his collar as he walked quickly along Santa Clara Street and dodged around other pedestrians. … Continue reading Redwood Summer Part III Chapter 12

Redwood Summer Chapter 11

“You don’t believe me, do you?” Phil asked impatiently. “I don’t know, Phil,” Larry said, “that all sounds pretty off the wall. And how do you know anyways?” “The information is out there,” Phil implored, “and anyone can find out if they’re willing to look beyond the establishment mass media.” “Oh, here we go again!” … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 11

Redwood Summer Chapter 10

Jason stood under the of his car as he leaned over the grill and tried to figure out the best way to install the new radiator hose. He slid the hose downward between the radiator, the front of the motor, and around the fan belt. He fitted one end onto the intake nozzle of the … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 10