Posts Tagged slumlord

Apartment Life – Las Cucarachas

My inspiration to write about myself completely drained out of me for a while there. I’m back and it’s deep into fall. It’s my favorite time of year and good writing weather. I’ve been having a hard time getting myself started. I am hoping a gross story about cockroaches will get the motor running again. […]

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Apartment Life – The First Studio

I moved to Oakland in the spring of 2001. I was twenty one years old. I had lived in San Francisco much of the year before. It was not a good year. It was awkward, messy, drug and alcohol fueled. It ended badly and might make a good story for another day. When I finally […]

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Apartment Life – The Basement (alternate title: Maggotron)

In the fall of 2004 I moved out of the tiniest studio and into the basement of the same building. It was a two bedroom unit. It had very low ceilings and odd carpeting that seemed to have just been laid right over dirt. There was a creepy closet next to my bedroom that we […]

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