Sissy Raymond struggles to find release after landing herself in a jail-rehab. Riddled with guilt, sex addiction, abusive relationships, and bereavement over the loss of her twenty-year old Brother, Sissy claws her way out through writing. Pill-billies takes place in Kentucky. Florida becomes an unwitting supplier as the addicts figure out to drive to the Pain Management clinics that cancer the Sunshine State. Addicts soon discovered they could drive to Florida's Pain-Management Clinics to stock up on oxycontin. Follow a ...
Sissy Raymond struggles to find release after landing herself in a jail-rehab. Riddled with guilt, sex addiction, abusive relationships, and bereavement over the loss of her twenty-year old Brother, Sissy claws her way out through writing. Pill-billies takes place in Kentucky. Florida becomes an unwitting supplier as the addicts figure out to drive to the Pain Management clinics that cancer the Sunshine State. Addicts soon discovered they could drive to Florida's Pain-Management Clinics to stock up on oxycontin. Follow a drug-muling pill addict from her days as a smuggler & prostitute to her stint in rehab-jail. Sissy, a Licensed Vocational Nurse, spills her heart out after a funeral, with her vision of the afterlife, free from her addiction... "I will get to the great pond and row away further from these only shores I've ever known. Further than land can be seen. I will finally stop and just look up at the stars that made me. I will let them transform me into light. I will fly away to a heaven-like sphere. There, floating in the rounded ether will be all the good childhoods, the kind parents, and the lovers of the world. I will let myself join this new cosmos. It will embrace me, fully. There, each song is a promise and joy drips from long branches strewn with the harps and discarded wings of the cherubs who've cocooned into full Angels. Sweet manna will rain down from time to time. We take honey baths and the milk bubbles. The sun always shines in my eternal place. There is no more night or cold moon. There is no death-shade blue. There is no nightmaring allowed. There is no day where it all ends but you must have had endings while earthbound to make it feel like forever does and can. And, you must marry yourself to feeling everlasting peace to thrive here. If you cannot your wings won't be issued. God will keep working on you until you let go. You spin silk around you and wait to butterfly. Then, the birds of paradise can flutter around you as you become one with the light. You look down and behind you. You are finally flying. The nest that was your earthly life has been left. You can now join eternity. Be careful. You won't be able to stop it from becoming you. It will soon take you over with a swift love. I pray you let it take you. I pray you learn to let it sooth you. I pray you let it cradle your wounds from this world as it heals them all. I pray you stop lying to yourself if you are an addict. I pray you make it. If you do you can hear the Angels sing. It is the sound of all souls before yours singing, at once. It resounds through the universe and lights the sky. If you don't stop, you won't hear it. You won't let it flicker and drip. You will drown it out. You will only hear the howls. You will try to tune them out. They come back louder with each rejection. You can hear them now. Just go look in the mirror. Look deep. Do you hear them? They are the downturned corners of your mouth. They are your sad eyes. They are your jaundiced skin. They are your bad breath. They are the messy bathroom. They are the confused animal looking back. Stop their cries. Walk away now. Never go back. They will only get louder. You can bury your head in the dirt to try to get away from them but then your ass is waiting to get kicked by something else. Just let go. What have they done for you anyway? Don't let looking cool interfere with being human. Drugs make you a slave animal. Take the jagged dagger out of your hand and see what happens. I bet you start to see heaven all around you...or at least a shimmer..." Let two-time Bestselling Kindle Author, Jacob Ray take you on this grim but important journey. Pill-billies is a follow-up to his Novel, The Bridge Burners which is now in its Second Edition. Other works by Jacob K. Ray include: The Ride Home (A Surf Novel) *BestSeller Pig-Skinned *BestSeller The Undead of the Low Country The Tongueless Language My O.B. The Jets of Enceladus Deadache..
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