Prison Pete

Friday, June 10, 2005
  When the End is not THE END.
Okay this comes in really low on the scale of necessities of life but sometimes it is the little things in life that people like to do.

I was reading "Before I Wake" by Eric Bowman, Copyright 1997, G.P. Putman's Sons.

I had forgotten the standard prison rule of checking to be sure all the pages are in a book before you start reading a book. This was a hardcover book and in reasonably good shape so I assumed all the pages would be in it.

As with most assumptions, I was wrong! I got up to page 292 and discovered that the last page in this book was not the last page of the story. The last sentence on the page, "He pumped another cartridge into the shotgun chamber and entered." Then nothing.

I looked carefully at the binding and sure enough you could see there were indeed the remnants of some pages that used to be there.

This is just an example of how I accumulate things to do and they fester and multiply awaiting some action on my behalf.

I sent a letter to the publisher as shown in the book, but the letter was returned as "NOT DELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED."

Here is the scavenger hunt task for today. If you have access to a scanner, and can find this book on your local library, would you please scan any pages past 292 and email them to the blog? Then the editor can send them on to me.

I realize this is certainly not a life altering need. I can live without the pages but I thought I would give it a shot.

This is just one of my "stumbling blocks" that clutter up my mind and locker. Now that I have submitted it to the blog, I can toss away the letter that got returned by the Post Office, and let the problem go.

That is the problem for me, letting go. That is also another entire subject to post on the blog.
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