Saturday, June 2, 2012
PROSTITUTES NAMED ANGEL
One of Patrick's concerns in LEGACY OF ANGELS is helping teenagers forced into prostitution by circumstances. While these girls may be nameless to those who use and sometimes abuse them, Patrick simply uses the name, "Angel."
Here's an excerpt from LEGACY OF ANGELS about one of these girls:
Jasmine stared at the other girl for another moment, then followed Patrick. She leaned against the pickup watching Patrick jiggle the baby and talk to him. "Is that her baby?"
"She's about my age."
"How long has she been on the street?"
"I met her a couple years ago."
Their gazes turned as Angel limped out of the building, her shoulders square and a bruise purpling one side of her mouth.
Jasmine slid onto the bench seat of the pickup, and Patrick helped Angel up beside her, then handed her the baby.
They drove downtown without speaking, though not much conversation was possible over the noise of the pickup's engine...
"Where are we?" Angel said.
Patrick walked around to the passenger door of the pickup and took the baby from Angel. "Seeing a friend of mine."
"This is a shelter." Angel scowled at the building.
"I'm not going to dump you on the street again." Patrick walked toward the back door, carrying the fussy baby.
Excerpt from LEGACY OF ANGELS, copyright Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel.