“I’m right here!Can’t you see me?My heart is in my chest, not on the other side of this tree trunk.Aim for that you damn bastard!”I complained.
Another shot was fired, the bullet hit the tree trunk just a few inches above my head.
“Gettin closer!A little lower next time and you’ll have it.Come on, go fer the brain!”I instructed mockingly.While I was yelling at him another bullet lodged itself in the tree right next to my head, close enough where I felt it tug my hair as it busted through into the tree.“A little better!Try again, man.You got one more shot!Come on and hit me!Come on you can do it you fuckin loser!Kill me would ya!”
The last bullet in the chamber pierced the right side of my chest right under my shoulder bone.As the blood spilled out through the half dollar size hole, my entire right side went numb.My blood felt icy cold as it ran down my body.
As Ronald walked past me towards the truck with an armful of camping gear, I shouted at him in pure rage, “Why the hell didn’t you kill me!Load the damn gun and fuckin kill me!”
He glanced at me and grinned, “Sorry boy, I’m all out of ammo” he laughed like it was a joke then disappeared into the woods that led to the truck.
He came back for the last load still laughing, “Does it hurt?”
“Not a bit” in just as normal of a voice as you can imagine, not a restrained pain voice, simply because there was no pain.Just as polite as ever I asked Ron, “Could you do me a favor though, man?”
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About the Book
My Twisted Life is about the life of Randolph
Douglas Hopkins.His voice takes the reader on a journey through Randy’s first childhood memory of being
brutally beaten for a crime he didn’t commit. Then living in unimaginable pain as punishment for that crime.
With a strong will to live and simply being
too stubborn to die, he endured brutal amputations and bullet wounds using
his self taught skills to patch himself back together.Randy never knew his father and
can’t remember even knowing his name.He
grew up roaming the country with his psychotic mother and alcoholic stepdad,
never knowing any stability in his life.
With little formal education, due to the
frequency and extent of his wounds and the gypsy lifestyle of his folks, he
used his self driven motivation to educate himself in the skills that he most
needed to survive.Aside from the basics
of reading and writing, he became skilled in street smarts
and survival with things such as petty theft, pool hustling as well as “doctoring”
and mind control.He turned to drugs at
a young age and used heavily throughout half of his childhood and all of his
He was constantly faced with
life threatening obstacles and always found himself longing for death, but yet
struggling to live.Randy was determined
to not let the abuse against him result in his death, so he struggled to do
what ever it took to stay alive.Along
the journey of his life, he made true friends and true love.Step inside Randy’s memories as he tells his
About the Author
Suzie Q Valentine, is extremely creative and eccentric; she has the passion and determination to learn any form of
art that interests her.This is her first book, although she does have several poems in a few
poetry anthologies.She loves to create
and makes her creations come to life in her sculptures.Look for Z~Craft products to find some of the passion
of art that’s created in her mind.She
has the ability to breathe life into her visions, in regards to art and the
written word, and to captivate her readers.
She was born and raised in a southern California town where
she spent 17 years of her life in a very sheltered environment with
what appeared to be a normal family.She
later married and became a stay at home mom, feeling locked in the marriage for
16 years.She was mentally battered and controlled most
of her adult life and has now stepped out on her own.Suzie Q has the
dreams of becoming a successful self sufficient artist and is currently building her future with that dream.
In the process of rebuilding herself and stepping out of
the shell that was formed around her, Suzie Q is committing to the completion
of a promise made to a dear friend:To
tell the story of My Twisted Life. She has
finally found the courage and strength to tell this story to the world.May
the spotlight shine bright for her and may the world welcome her creations.