Autor: Simon Parks
I was born in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1962. I grew up to be a realtor but didn't like it. I wanted to be
an opera singer but quit lessons because of laziness. I studied Physics out of boredom and took a degree in
Contemporary Literature because someone told me I was the reading type. I wasn't.
I was more into writing. I started writing stuff as a kid, poems first, then short stories, later it was articles but most of it wasn't
made to last. The only thing that did stuck with me over the years the only thing I kept going was
cab driving. I started driving cabs right after I got my license.
For over 25 years now I've been driving people
all over the place so when they ask me these days what I do for a living I can say, I'm a cab driver.
It's the best job you can have. Imagine the world stepping into your car for a couple of minutes, that's what
it's like. The characters I write about are mostly based on the stories I hear while driving.
Feeling a little
guilty to say it, I'm not at all interested in the people I meet I'm curious about their lives, about their
stories. Although it sounds like a truism, life after all tells the best stories.