Wednesday 4 September 2019

Your Mid-Week Update for 09/04/19

Murder is such an ancient tradition, yet steeped in progress. In a contrarian way, begs for no traditions to be passed down through the generations. Everyone has to be their own inventor and yet, somehow, we’ve progressed passed beating our neighbours with clubs. Barely. Imagine what we could do if we could pass down our passions to the next generation.

I’m not advocating for everyone to become a serial killer. Everyone has their strengths. Everyone has their way of contributing to society – or not. And being able to share those skills is essential for human progress.

And now I’ve finally found someone who I can pass things on to. Of course, I’m excited. I want to create lesson plans and homework assignments and hang her victims’ fingernails on the fridge. But James says I have to keep my excitement on the inside. And I listen to my husband. Sometimes.

Casey’s education has become more covert. We drive outside of town to practice her technique on unsuspecting wildlife. It’s harder on livestock because farmers keep track of their property. Animals that can pass as roadkill are a lot easier to use. I just don’t want her going out into the wild until she’s perfected her skills. As she so often reminds me, she’s done this before. Multiple times. But I also remember why I don’t want her to end up like Sandra. So I’m going to be a little overprotective and she’s going to have to deal with it. Those are the facts.

I gotta admit, though: she’s good. She listens and asks questions and puts effort into her work. It’s easier to teach young people new things than to break old habits. I can teach her what I took years to learn. I can teach her to be better than me.

Now that she’s starting at a new school, I’ve emphasized the need for secrecy and what will happen if she gets caught. I have to put my trust in her for that but maybe trust will do me a bit of good. Besides, she’s 15. It’ll be fairly easy to hide her body.

Beyond that, I’ve just been settling. We’ve rented an apartment for way too much money, Sandra’s at school, James has an interview with the local detention centre, and I am still job hunting. I don’t really know what I’m looking for. I took my old job because it was convenient. Finding a new job with my qualifications is not impossible but I can’t just walk in off the street and ask for a job. So I keep checking Indeed and other job hunting sites and hope James gets that job next week. And I teach Casey what I know. Maybe that’s enough for now.

No it isn’t. I want a job. I am far from retirement and I am going to find a job. Eventually.

If you have any ideas, let me know.

As always, dear readers,

Stay Safe

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