Oblivion: Shooting Dope in Santa Cruz, age 22
Junk, Youth and Lostness
*This is a short scene from my autobiographical novel, “Running Solo.”
I’d followed a friend up north to live in Santa Cruz. Just after turning twenty-two. I thought it would be my new start.
But when I moved up there, my busted-up white Saturn with a blown head-gasket, and my few petty possessions, s…