Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK by Betsy St. Amant

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By Betsy St. Amant

Sixteen-year-old Addison Blakely has tireless performed the position of PK—preacher’s kid—her complete existence. yet after Wes Keegan revs his bike into city and into her middle, Addison starts to ask yourself how a lot of her religion is her personal and what kind of has been passed to her. She isn’t so yes she desires to be the great woman anymore. sign up for Addison Blakely as she makes an attempt to split love from lust, evidence from religion, and continue her head above water in her murky, fishbowl life.

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No, girl. ' But she don't say it, she just gives me the look of someone who could say it. ' Which isn't such a small point, it's not such a small point that Ray Johnson's daughter is going to college and means to be a teacher. The old man would have been proud. ' She looks at me as if she's ready and waiting if I want to go further down this line of argument, because she knows it aint exactly through my example that she's done what she's done. It's always been a sore point with her, though she doesn't bring it up any more, like she's started to give her own dad up for lost, that I could've found a better use for those brains I'm supposed to have.

Small matter of the fare, Vie,' I say. Vie says, 'Put one of your bets on. ' I look at Vie. It's a straight face. What's he mean: free man? 'That's right,' Vince says. 'You could see a bit of the world. Live a little. ' Vince's head is cocked towards the driving mirror. ' It's like he's a taxi-driver. So where to, guv? 'I aint particular. ' But Vie doesn't say anything. He doesn't say, 'Whenever you're ready, Ray,' then give his little one-finger, undertaker's salute. And I get this sudden picture of me in a car, in a cardboard box, in a big car, with just Vince driving, just Vince in his tie and cuff-links and dark glasses.

I watched Jack clear off the meat trays, picking up the little sprigs of imitation greenery, then wash down the display counter, smoothly, without pausing, like he could do it all with his eyes closed, but carefully and deliberately, taking his time, it being a hot day. And I thought, He's early, and it's a while since I've seen him do that himself, it's usually that lad, the one he said couldn't tell chuck from chine and couldn't keep a price in his head. Unless he's gone and paid him off too.

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