Wanda’s Safe House

Rosamond Press

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bruce444Wanda Harkins never met Rena Easton, even though she spent the night in her bed. Wanda was vacationing in Egypt when James let Rena’s boyfriend in the Harkins house on Willis Court where four years earlier there had been a raid by the Oakland Police due to the “Wild Bongo Party” that was going on in the garage.

Jeffrey Harkins was fourteen when he threw a party for his friends. When the cops showed up, James invited them right on in. His brother tried to shut the door, and was thrown against the wall and handcuffed. A paddy wagon hauled Wanda’s sons off to jail. The year was 1968.

Two years later, Rena and I are in crisis. Her lover – who drove her to Nebraska – is at the Harkins door and he wants to see his lover. After calling these muscle guys in Venice “fags” they chased him…

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