Living Collections bring together Hidden South Stories, Road Notes, and Observations about specific subjects r groups of people. Living Collections continue to evolve over time as more content is added and more truths are revealed.
Everyone's kind of looking for love or someone or something. You hitchhike and travel and you're almost hopeless sometimes, but I met this pretty, dope, girl, hitchhiking, and she's been like the crown jewel of the road for me.
What is he gonna have to do, kill me before you do anything to this man? Because he means me absolutely no good. Before I’ll let him take mine, of course I’ll take his life. I’m not trying to go down that road but I’m not going to idly stand by and let him take my life from me. I’ll shoot the shit out of him and keep it moving.
We started messing around with the pain management doctors. Selling the Roxys. We weren’t hurting for nothing. But that’s what led us into heroin. We thought it’d be cheaper and better.
I just wish I could get somebody in my life that will say, “that’s my girl” and they could see me through coming out of this shit. I’m a damn good cook and I try to keep the house clean.
There’s an old adage that says, you don’t know what you’ve got til you lose it.” I always knew I had a good husband but I always thought he depended on me more than I depended on him. That was the thing that was so surprising because I found out that wasn’t true.
she says, “I don’t never regret being with you. Even though we put each other through a lot of bad times, we had so many great times too.” And she was right.
The pastor called on the children to come up to the front and sing. There was a girl who brought them all up to the alter. They were singing and all and a light come down through that ceiling and shined all over her.
So yeah that’s it. Two people vow to “jump off a cliff” together, at the same time, out of crazy, insane love, but only one of them actually jumps when the moment comes. And someone gets stranded. By themselves.
Me and my lover, we liveded together but he was a bad boy. He was a thug. He wanted me and everybody else too. He ended up getting killed because he was running around.
I met Corey and Mickey on the edge of The Bluff, an Atlanta neighborhood known for drugs, prostitution, and gang violence. I approached them because they were clearly out of place and I wanted to hear their story.
I’m usually a very private person but today, I’ll talk to you. My husband of forty years is at home right now smashing up and destroying everything that’s in my house. I’m not even able to go home and lay down.
They called me and told me where I could find his body. I thought they were playin’. So, when I went and looked, he was actually dead. Police got involved and everything else.
My biggest regret is not standing up for myself when I was younger. Since I been with Joseph for 5 years now, he’s helped me learn to stand up for myself.
I’ve been sober for 2 years now, but these last 6 months have been hell. I quit going to meetings when I got involved with somebody. Last Sunday I threw him out. I always fall back into drinking when I stop going to meetings. I isolate myself really, really bad.
He died in 2006. It’s been a while but I still think about him cause it was the happiest time of my life. I wish he was here right now. I really did love the guy. I did. After all these years, I still love him.
I still have nightmares about it. It affected my sex life in my marriage. The way he had sex with me, would remind me of the way she did it. It tore my marriage apart.
My ex was a veteran, God bless his soul. He overdosed on pain killers. I went over there and something wasn’t right. He didn’t come to the door. I crawled in the middle window cause I remembered I left it open. I found his body just limp.
Men… I cut em out. I came home from the hospital and found a woman in my bed, with my boyfriend, that I was with for 19 years. I cut him loose cold turkey.
Jimmy is one of those kind of people that wants to stay up your ass so you can’t tell nobody he’s been beating on you.
I found out she was with 4-5 guys in a night in the parking lot across from the plant.
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