How Rick Found the House in New Orleans They Call the Rising Sun

He’d come from Lansing because his mother, over cereal one day, told him the name of his real father.  A google pulled up a listing in the French Quarter, and, without thinking about it, he got on a bus headed south.

On the way he befriended a one-eyed man, lost his money to a little girl, won a secret in a card game, smoked pot for the first time, and saved a cat.  The cat followed him.  Its name is Dog.

His first night, he gets drunk, lurches through a door with red curtains, looking for a bathroom.

That’s how.


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