36. Whaddya Say?
The Other Ken had arranged for a young woman in recovery to speak to the group.
“I thought I had a boyfriend,” she said. “He was building a business empire. He claimed he sold weed and cocaine to raise cash, and he’d stop when his company took off. I wanted to help, so I sold a little too. It was OK because we were in love.”
“Truth was he had five girls he used for sex and hauling drugs around. I didn’t know until I met them at the trial. Turns out dealers do this all the time.”
“My conscience had told me something was wrong with him. I didn’t listen. I liked the sex and the free drugs. We were going to be legit and rich. I didn’t listen because I thought I was better than the people who paid for drugs. Not my problem if they poisoned themselves.”
“Now I listen to my conscience, my probation officer, my sponsor, and my pastor. I start with my conscience.”
Today I will listen, starting with my conscience.
Life on Life's Terms III (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Life on Life's Terms III is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.