David Serota

LAST EPISODE: The story opened on a man watching a TV news report about homelessness. The broadcast cites the rising numbers of homeless people in the city of Washington, which has ironically been nicknamed “hopeful.” A reporter interviews a homeless man, who explains that rich people don’t pay attention to homelessness since it is too sad in nature. The man is frustrated that it is too sad for rich people to watch, when he has to live it everyday. It is then revealed that the man who had been watching this report is named Jim Townson, who also happens to be homeless. Townson shuts off the television, exits his shelter, and goes to work.

Jim Townson works for a newspaper company that helps people that are homeless or otherwise impoverished all over the city of hopeful Washington DC. One day he overhears that something horribly violent happened to a homeless man in town.

(a beggar’s plea)

The rumor is flying throughout the workplace where Townson picks up his newspapers. He still cannot believe it. You should look out for your neighbors – that includes the homeless ones – but instead people make it worse, everyday, on those who can no longer help themselves.

(a beggar’s plea)

Frustration ran through the ear and heart of this very popular newspaper company, which pays close attention to the homeless and less fortunate people. The paper personally contacted Jim to interview the eyewitness of that tragic moment. He is excited about the news job – his first real job in ten years. Someone finally gave him another chance.

(a beggar’s plea)

Tapping into skills he thought he never had, or had lost, Townson found a unique way of explaining things he saw. It came from life experience – and his road in life had been scary! It’s the same road for us all, but each soul that gets on that road – each passerby, each hitch-hiker – has his or her own experience.

(a beggar’s plea)

(to be continued)