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October 30, 2015
Posted at 1:40 pm
 

Chapter 48

Well, the guessing is over. Grim is becoming a police officer. Interestingly, at least to me, is how a number of people are unhappy about this. Cops are bad, cops are evil, cops are [fill in the blank.] Sorry, I disagree. As the saying went when I was a kid, if you don't like the cops, next time you get robbed, call a hippie. (That probably dates me; I turn 60 next week.)

Several readers have been wishing that Grim goes into politics or law. They are looking for Grim to become a larger-than-life national leader of some sort, and solve all sorts of problems facing the country. Hey folks, I did that story already; it's called A Fresh Start. This is a story about a young man trying to figure out his life and find his place in the world, something that all of us have to do at some point.

I need to do a major shout-out to one of my editors. I couldn't have written Book 3 without the assistance of grynslvr2, a veteran police officer in Texas. Yeah, I know Texas is not Georgia, but as you will learn in Book 3, that isn't all that important. I repeat, I couldn't have written this without his constant advice and editing. Any errors are mine and mine alone.

Finally, it was pointed out that texting was not introduced with the iPhone, but with earlier gizmos, and Grim would have understood it completely. I made a minor correction in that portion of the text, with no effect on the story itself.

- rlfj