Just me, it’s just me, “Mikey”

Who am I? Nobody really, just a normal eleven year old. Kinda skinny I reckon, long slim face and dark hair. I don’t like my hair, or my nose, never have. My hair has a mind of it’s own and I think my nose looks to big for my face. I live with my ma in an old trailer a bit from my papaw’s house. The old man’s been gone for a while now. I reckon the pressure got to him so he took off a while back. That’s all I want to say about that for the time being.

The trailer sits on the far corner of my papaw’s land. The old girl has a mind of her own and it’s all ma and I can do to keep her a going. If the pipes ain’t leaking the outlets might quit working on which ever side she chooses. And there’s always the furnace, it’s alive I tell ya, and has a mind of it’s own. For the most part I got her figured out, but every winter the two of us are locked in an epic battle of wits, neither one willing to admit defeat.

Papaw works on big trucks in a large garage behind his house. It’more or less the local hang out, but that’s not where he makes his real money. Folks for miles around know him as “the” source for home-made whiskey. Let me tell ya some thing, this cat makes the best hooch in the state, it’s a tradition in our family, past down from generation to generation. That little fact (as you’re gonna find out) is destined to bring me no end of hard-ships. He’s my pa’s old man and I reckon he lets us stay here outta pity or something like that. He can be kinda hard to deal with but I’ll get into the reasons for that a bit later on. Ma say’s we’re gonna get outta there some day, but for the time being I don’t see that happening.

I ain’t got much in the friends department other than the guys I’ve mentioned. Cain’t say that I’ve got much of an interest in sports either. Matter of fact, I generally do my best to avoid those jocks at any cost. It’s not that I haven’t tried because I have, Lord knows I have. The end result of such an endeavor usually leaves me with some manner of personal injury or mental trauma. In other words; jocks are to be avoided at all costs. Trust me on this one, I know from experience.

Remember that hooch thing, yea that’s what got this entire mess started. It seems one of those “jocks” got word of my family’s little side business and figured he’d found himself and his buddies a ready supply. The resulting series of events would prove to change our lives in ways I’d never have dreamed of.

Spoiler alert; we all survive our first mystery. We figured out friends can come from the most unexpected of places. True friends always and I mean always got your back. It’s not just the old folks who have the best advise. Every body has a secret. And most important of all; no matter where you live or who you are, you’re a lot stronger than you may realize.  Life is full of wonder with no end and The Tin Cup Clan is gonna find it.

Published by The Tin Cup Clan

Mike had never considered himself an author until in his fifties an advanced cancer diagnosis for him to worry about the legacy he would leave for his children and grandchildren. Once the treatments began he needless to say, found himself with plenty of time to put pen to paper. The result was a culmination of stories soon to be named The Tin Cup Clan. A simpler time but not necessarily the greatest of times. The story of a group of young boys trying to survive the harsh reality of coal country, poverty, and just simply growing up. Along the way friendships are formed, old town mysteries are solved, and lessons are learned that will last a life time.

Dr. Eric Perry

Psychology to Motivate | Inspire | Uplift

Joy Lennick

Writing and Reading

Perception

Until I know this sure uncertainty, I'll entertain the offered fallacy.

Thinking Chitalia

As opposed to a “not thinking chitalia”

No Time For Pants

Life Hacks and Advice

The Writers in Residence

We are a group of published writers who come here weekly to entertain, inform, and encourage you in your writing and your reading journey. Grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable, and join us.

Pacific Paratrooper

This WordPress.com site is Pacific War era information

moonShine review

A Creative Journal of Prose and Photography

Nourish Your Soul

Live, Learn, Love & Grow!

The Ethereal Unicorn

You'll know the wonders of the verse, someday. And that day, it'll all make sense.

Media and Truth

The world today

Zombie Salmon (the Horror Continues)

A blog about Horror fiction, Horror writing, and Horror criticism...a continuation of The Horror at Open Salon

The Last Chapter

Life past, present, thoughts about the future, and ever changing world

Gulf Coast Poet

gulfcoastpoet.com

The New Vintage Kitchen

A Vermont innkeeper's collection of seasonal vintage recipes, reimagined for today's cooks.

Culture Shocks

Musings on a variety of subjects while embracing new towns

My experience

#Rehana's 🔥🔥🔥🦋🦋motivational thoughts

Roses in the Rubble

Finding inspiration in Rubble, Books, Movies, Music & More...

partneringwitheagles

WHENEVER ANY FORM OF GOVERNMENT BECOMES DESTRUCTIVE OF THESE ENDS (LIFE,LIBERTY,AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS) IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ALTER OR ABOLISH IT, AND TO INSTITUTE A NEW GOVERNMENT...

J T Weaver

When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose. — Dylan.

wordsfromanneli

Thoughts, ideas, photos, and stories.

Town & Country Gardening

Southwest Oklahoma

Wandering through Time and Place

Exploring the world with Curtis and Peggy Mekemson

thedihedral.wordpress.com/

Climbing, Outdoors, Life!

a.mermaid'spen_

I rant and write ;)

The Hummingbird's Journal

the read that goes with your cafecito ☕

Tallis Steelyard

The jumbled musings of Tallis Steelyard

Life in the Realm of Fantasy

The writerly musings of Connie J. Jasperson, author, blogger and medieval renaissance woman.

Prudentia Sit

Let Common Sense Prevail

Silly Old Sod

Grumpliciousness

My Journey into Older Age

Just another WordPress.com site

Dracul Van Helsing

The Life, Thoughts and Reflections of a Vampire Hunter

Legends of Windemere

Enjoy the Adventure

A Better Man

Make a Start

Suzanne Montgomery

Physician * Author * Encourager

Roaring Flames Writing Club.

Words that need to be written and stories that need to be read.

Look, See, Pray

What I see is what I pray: what I think about is what I become.

Sue's Pen2PaperBlog

Join eight time published author in her adventures with a pen.

Reasoned Cases for Christ

Christian Apologetics Resources

TheEnlightenedMind622

Open Your Mind

Manursha

Let's make life happier

Darlene Foster's Blog

dreamer of dreams, teller of tales

Rantings Of A Third Kind

The Blog about everything and nothing and it's all done in the best possible taste!

Nicole Kanuch

Teaching + Traveling + Lifestyle

WritingBlissfully

Stories that Stain the Heart & Mend the Mind

Ouso Escrever

Love is Joy!

A Blog About Healing From PTSD

Healing After Narcissistic Abuse & Complex Trauma

%d bloggers like this: