BLOOD IS RED Episode #4: Red Man

Blood is red is brought to you by the Petco.com coupon code savings at http://www.scottsigler.com/petco-coupon-codes

buy this book!
eBook
Audiobook
Kindle
Nook

Click here to download
“Red Man”

Hi Junkies, it’s A here this week, picking my favorite Sigler story to share for Sunday content. I know y’all have likely heard this story in one of it’s earlier iteration on this site. It’s been around a while, and was part of the original Bloodcast, Season 1.

Even so, I think it’s worth another listen. Rewritten for BLOOD IS RED, re-recorded as well, it shines even more as a sad cautionary tale.

No promo or New Junkie Shout Outs in this episode!

These companies keep your podcast free, check ‘em out! GoDaddy.com promo and coupon codes if you run a small business, GoDaddy has everything you need for your website. For August only, get 20% off of all orders with the code go20off8. Petco.com coupon codes gets you all kinds of treats and supplies for your little buddies. 4InkJets.com coupon codes save your business money on laser toner and printer ink Moosejaw.com coupon codes and discount savings so you can kick it in the outdoors. And with fall sports coming up fast, save money on sports gear and supplies for you and your kids with Eastbay.com discount and promo codes.


About The Author

Avatar of A Kovacs

Comments

  1. Old Man Parker

    Scott, and folks, 

    Wow. This story also hit close to home for me. I worked with a movie director who had been convicted of “sex with a minor”. I didn’t know about it till I had worked with him for a while, became really great friends, like best buddies, then through some bad press – the story got dumped on us. The whole movie crew. I had to make the choice if he would still be the great friend I knew he was… or not. It was actually years later I heard the story from a 3rd party of all the details of what happened. Yes, he did a stupid thing. Yes the underaged person willingly engaged in sex with him. The young person’s family tried to get him to pay up some money, then when they couldn’t get enough, he went to prison… and got beat up every day for a year. Horrible. Every time we went on location… meaning every time he goes anywhere over night, he has to check in with the local police dept. and tell them who & where he is. Once, a officer got the hotel rooms wrong – came to my room, and just about beat the shit outa’ me when he didn’t believe me. Mostly the cops are cool. My friend (and, after much thinking, yeah,  he still is my friend) is one of the nicest guys you’d ever meet. But he lives in fear knowing that his address is listed for the world to know where he is. He’s just about a shut in. He did something stupid. something I’d never do. He paid for it. I think he was set up – but stupid. The family that sued him, has forgiven him long ago. But, it’s ruined his career for the most part. He lives in fear, much of the time. Very scary. I don’t know what the easy fix to all this is. Glad as hell it never happened to me… even by mistake. I am always amazed at how he goes on, keeps a good out look, and doesn’t hate the world. When ever I feel like the world sucks, I think of what my friend has gone through, and still is… and I get over myself. 
  2. agent_minivann

    Scott, this is a beautiful story.  It kind of hit home for me.  I knew a couple guys on sex offender registries.  One was a guy I worked with.  The other was a guy across the street.  If you really looked at their listings, their crimes were sex with a minor.  It could have been a case of the girl either looking older than she was, or she said she was older. I don’t want to say they didn’t do anything wrong, but I had seen enough of the listings to know they weren’t doing anything to prepubescent kids.

    The guy at work had his listing disappear.  I don’t know much about what happened, and I didn’t know the guy well enough to even come close to asking about it. I can only guess that the charge was appealed or thrown out.  The guy across the street was another story.  We got to know him and his wife.  We never asked about it, but we saw him with his kids and step kids.  He was a decent guy from what we saw, and he tried to keep his kids out of trouble, like that meth house down the street.  There were times when people we met would bring up that there was “one of those guys” living in the neighborhood.  It was in the guise of a friendly warning to help make sure we are keeping our kids safe (read: make sure your <10 year old kids aren’t approached by the guy). We knew him fairly well.  We knew enough about what he did that we knew we didn’t need to worry about him in that way. It wasn’t like people were doing anything about it, but they were talking about him behind his back, and thinking that he was all kinds of creepy.  It was a sad case of people seeing the list and assuming the worst.  They never bothered to actually look at the details and see that he wasn’t what they thought he was.  It wasn’t exactly like Red Man, but the story rang true.
    Nice job portraying the good and bad of it all.
Add Comment Register



Leave A Comment?