Jacob and the Bee Man - A Story Shares Original

  • Chapter One

  • Jacob

    Last year I did something stupid.

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  • I'm not going to tell you what it was, just that it was stupid.

  • It was also against the law.

  • I never did it again, and I was lucky the police didn't come after me for it.

  • But that doesn't mean I'm not still stupid sometimes.

  • Jacob

    Like the day I threw a chunk of cement and smashed the Bee Man's hive.

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  • Jacob

    I was having a terrible day.

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  • I had gone all over town on my bike, looking for a summer job.

  • There were no jobs.

  • The mill closed last year.

  • Most of the people in town worked there.

  • When it closed, all the adults who used to work there took all the jobs that teenagers used to do.

  • Mowing lawns, delivering papers, taking care of pets.

  • Fast food jobs, cashier jobs.

  • Every job.

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  • Jacob

    And the jobs that weren't taken by adults were going to be filled by other kids.

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  • Not me.

  • Jacob

    The owner at the car wash folded his arms, gave me a mean stare, and told me,

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    Car Wash Owner

    “I don't hire kids like you.”