By Eric Muirhead
Chapter : "Medusa"
The cabby choices up a tender lady with unusual, spell binding eyes, who proves to be on parole for the homicide of her husband, and in an odd accident the cabby involuntarily is helping her holiday parole in order that she's going to be despatched again to legal.
Chapter 3: "Metal"
An odd-looking guy picked up past due at a bar downtown claims to be preserving a gun at the cabby from underneath a jacket folded on his thigh, and what happens headed north via a depressing, deteriorated local is the psychological rape of the younger guy at the back of the wheel.
Chapter 4: "Carmen"
The cabby meets an identical hooker 3 times in a single evening, who ultimately imparts a lesson in attractiveness he's too beaten to fathom at the start.
Chapter Six: "Objet D'Art"
A stripper picked up from paintings allures the cabby with photographs taken of her nude through a qualified, and false impression her intentions totally, he reviews a comeuppance at journey's finish.
Chapter 8: "Drag"
A drag queen headed domestic from a homosexual front room along with her male associate initially has the cabby confident she has to be a lady, until eventually throughout the journey he learns not just the reality of her gender, yet even more approximately himself whilst he then has to struggle for her "sanctity" opposed to her partner's competitive advances within the again seat.
Chapter 9: "Justice"
News of a cab pirated by way of Greek sailors has a fellow cabby, invoice the Greek, extremely joyful and rancid looking for his "fellow countrymen," earlier than our personal cabby, in a shocking flip of occasions, catches up with either the pirates and invoice in a climax of throngs swarming an intersection of the 3rd Ward to witness.
Chapter Ten: "Mockingbird"
A mere youngster picked up off Westheimer proves to be streetwise and difficult, having rolled a gentleman to shop for a cache of heroin, yet at the trip east to Galena Park, the cabby discovers a young aspect to the younger guy, culminating at journey's finish with the depression attractiveness they either percentage within the evening music of a lone mockingbird.
Chapter 11: "Dark part of the Moon"
A guy decided to shop for a stripper out of her agreement, and opposed to her will, creates a ruckus at a joint off previous Spanish path, and eventually a mob of these inside of rushes out the door to "kill" him because the cabby desperately attempts to rescue his passenger.
Chapter Twelve: "Aphrodite"
The cabby needs to retailer a stripper threatened with gang rape as a result of an act of defiance she made in the course of her act, and a vehicle chase ensues because the cabby attempts to lose the boys cause on harming her.
Chapter 13: "Tiara"
The cabby comes upon a scene of household violence out within the open of River Oaks, and rescuing the elegantly dressed younger girl from her husband's vicious attack, learns not just her tale, yet a lot approximately himself, within the trip that he realizes is just again to her abuser.
Chapter Fourteen: "Dolores"
The cabby turns into entangled with the single girl motive force he is familiar with, whilst she's unexpectedly fired by way of the autonomous proprietor of her cab for being homosexual, and she or he turns up one evening as a passenger, risky in a fashion he doesn't absolutely understand until eventually she comes again later to the Westheimer One cab stand packed with malice.
Chapter Fifteen: "Sphinx"
In the southwest of town the cabby is named at sunset to choose up a teenage woman whose habit is spaced out and peculiar, and through the journey confronts a guilt deeper than himself, yet implicating him completely, for the abuse he learns she faces the place he takes her, to paintings topless and fearful in a bar.
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Cab Tales by Eric Muirhead