Anthony E. Herod

Chapter 4


I was twelve years old when i got my first
twenty dollars, and that twenty dollars came from
a prostitue name Tina that worked the strip of
12th and Yesler.

Now Yesler avenue is a big ass hill that runs east to west.
Pire 51 is where Yesler starts (A.K.A. The Puget Sound)
and it sits in the heart of downtown seattle. Yesler runs straight
up one of the bigest hills in the city, wich has
three peaks go all the way to Lake

Now inbetween Pire 51 and Lake Washington is some of the
toughest Neighborhoods in Seattle Wa. Were talking about dope
dealers, dope feens, pimps, and some of the toughtest
ganstas in the state.

I lived on the top, of the first peak on yesler hill, wich is
12th avenue. Now 12th avenue over looks most of downtown
Seattle. And it sits smack down in the middle of
the Yesler Terrace Projects.

Now 12th and Yesler at the time, was one of the most
notrious ho strolls in Seattle. Pimps call it the track.
The track is where prostitutes walk the streets
to make money.

So one day me and my boy Sunny were skipping school
walking down 12th to go to the little
neighborhood store calld Tomboys to play video games
and posibly steal some candy or some wine, wich they
kept right next to the video games.

why they kept the wine
next to the video games? Who knows, they were dumb for
that. We took that shit every day.

Candy and alcohol is what
moved us when we were12 years old.
Maybe some weed if we could
hustle up a few bucks, but mostly alcohol and candy.
“Hey” the shit was damn near free.

On the way to the lilttle neighborhood store,
there was a prostitute standing on the
corner of 12th and Yesler waving at cars. She looks to
be about 20 years old, white girl, super pretty, 5’10 with jet
black hair.

As i looked at her, i started thinking,
why is she working this corner? (I felt like
i ownd 12th and Yesler at 12 years old) So i walked up to her and
said “bitch” “what are you doing!” She looked at me like she
was in shock, (like what is this little boy talking about)

She popped her head back and said “getting money!”
And why you want to know little pretty nigga?
She probably thought the shit was funny, But i could see she
was intriged by my bold but honest qusetion.
I said because this is my block you getting money on!
And if you want to work this block i need twenty bucks!

She look at me and said what am i going to give
you twenty dollars for? I said because you’re working
my block girl! She said i’ll give you twenty dollars
if you walk up and down the street with me.

I said o.k. give it here.
She gave my the money and smiled, and said i like you,
whats you’re name cutie? I said “Andy!”
She said they call me Tina. The pretty prostitute
grab me by the hand and said now earn
that twenty dollars little sexy man!

We walked a few blocks, she waved at a few cars.
One car pulled over. She said go wait for me at
the bus stop. I’ll be right back.

I was like yep see you when you get back.
She walk up to the car, stuck her head in the window
said something to the man inside the car.
She shook her head like she was in agreement
with whatever they were discussing. Then she got in
the car.

They took off towards a dead end right down 10th avenue.
I said to my boy Sunny lets go see what the fuck
there doing. He said there probably fucking!

Now theres a back way to the dead end ally behind
the community center gym. The commuity center
gym sets right on 12th and if you go behind the gym
and jump over a fence, you land right in the back ally
of 10th avenue. There are a few cars and a grabage
dumpster in the ally.

Look theres the car right there! The cars is parked right
behind a big green garbage dumpster. As we are walking
up to the car, we can see Tina riding the man, sliding up
and down on the man in the front seat of the car.

Then all of a suden the man pulled her by the hair and
threw her in the passenger side of the front seat
and starts punching her in the face!
I was like “OH SHIT!” Sunny grab that stick,
i’ll get that rock! I pulld the door open on the side he was
attcking her on.

The man looked up at me and his eyes opened up
real wide. I hit that man as hard as i could with that
rock, and Sunny came crashing down right on his head
with the stick at the same time. The man slid face first
on to the cement, and as he was going to the cement
i landed a kick right to his face! Sunny fallowed with
another big wack from his stick. The man was out cold!

Tina crawled out of the car and “she kicked him in
the head” and said “YOU PICE OF SHIT!”

She barked at me. “Grab that motherfucks shoes!”
So i grab his shoes. She pulled the mans pants off
and went through his pockets. Found his walet,
took the money out and threw the walet in the

She walk over to the car grab her panties out of the
front seat, steped into them, pulled them up on her
ass and said, that son of a bitch was going to kill me!
she walk over to me and Sonny and gave us a big hug.
Then she had the money in her hand and gave us some
It was only twenty five dollars,
but shit, that was alot of money to us at the time.

The man started making grunting sounds like he was
starting to wake up. She said i’m going to teach this
pice of shit a leson for putting his hands on me.
She took the mans underware, shirt, and even his socks.
Threw them in his car and said,
“I’ma let this bitch run neked through these projects”.

She thank me and Sunny again and said, you boys go home
and don’t come out for awhile. She jump in the man’s car
and took off. The man was still lying there butt ass neked
bleeding from the head.

I was like man i’m not going home! Lets go spend some of
this money at the store. So we left the bleeding neked
man right there in the ally, smack down in the
middle of the Yesler Tarrece projects.

Yep me and Sunny was at the store playing video games
when the man working at the store said “look” you little
fuckers are busted!

Here comes my mom. “OH SHIT!” I said.
“ANDY!” “SUNNY!” She yeald out through the store.
Why the fuck aint yall’s ass’is in school???
And why is the police looking for some kids who
look just like you? Get yo ass to the house! And go the
back way so the police don’t see you.
Sunny you go with him, she said.

We took the back way to the house, and there was cops all
over the place. We jump a few fences and crossed a few
yeards and finlly made it. I told Sunny i hope we
don’t go to jail for that shit. Sunny said my moms going
to kill me!

It took my mother awhile to get home, i guess she was
out trying to get the scoop. Yep thats exactly what she did.
She found out about everything! About the man beating
up the postitute Tina, us beating up the man, robbing
the man and leaving the man neked in the ally.

The lady (my mother) went straight to her room and slamed
the door.We could hear her cussing and banging around
in her room. The door to her bed room flung
open hard “Boom!”

The lady ran up on me and Sunny so fast. She had a really hevy
thick ass belt, (you know the one with the holes in it)
She must have beat me and Sunny for a good ten minutes

Yep even the friends get they ass best too. In the projects theres
not a lot of kids with dads in the house hold. So all the
moms have a pack. If you’re kids get into some shit
together, they get that ass beat together.

The cops never found out it was us. Thank God!
Lord knows i don’t want to get my ass beat again.
Sunnys mom gives out a good ass whoopen too.

So the next day on my way out the door for school,
my mother said, you better take yo ass to school
and i better not catch you and Sunny fucking with
those ho’s!

Yep two days later i was right back on 12th and Yesler
Walking Tina up and down the track.

Now there was this other postitute/dopefeen. She looked
all fucked up! She was this blond chick name jenny.
Jenny had a dopefeen pimp. He beat the shit out of Jenny
one day right on 12th ave. I heard Jenny stold his dope.

Me and Sunny get off the school bus on a
good rainy ass friday, and we see Jenny
standing at the metro bus stop waving at cars looking
nasty as ever.

Sunny said man lets go overthere and run that
nasty bitch off the block. I was like, “man”
its you’re turn to check those ho’s

So Sonny takes the lead and walks up to Jenny and said,
you need to get yo nasty ass off 12th, or give me
some money! She looked over at Sunny and slaped the
shit out of Sunny. Sunny grab a stick that was next to
the bus stop and starts beating Jenny ass!

I ran over and grab Sunny and stop him from stomping
Jenny ass out. Jenny took off running down the
street cussing and screaming shes going to
get that old broke down dopefeen ass pimp of hers.

Sunny was mad at me for stoping him from beating
Jenny ass down. Hes said man, that bitch had that
shit comming! I was like yeah but if our moms finds
out that we’ve been fucking with these whoes, were
going to catch a beat down. He was yeah you right, I
really don’t need another ass whooping, my ass is
still sore from that last ass whooping.

It started raining really heard, and i said “man” i’m going to
the house. What about you? Sunny said yeah me too,
my mom might take use to the chruch for free
dinner night. “I was like”, they do got dinner at the chruch to
night. Man, i’m going to see if my moms going too.
I think its chicken night at the chruch.

(the catholic chruch
has a free dinner three times a week at Saint Pauls Cathedral
witch is three blocks from the projects we live at)

—————– To be continued…

Anthony Herod
DOC #703840

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