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Darren Maddox

I grew up in this tiny town in KY that had three stop lights, one being a caution light, where everyone knew each other in the heart of the Bible Belt. Conservative to say the least. Now I live in San Francisco where I see 30+ stoplights and the occasional fireworks display from my living room window. <br /> <br /> I'm told I'm the kind of person who attracts a story every time I walk out the front door. I'm not so sure about that, but I will agree that I attract a homeless person yelling at me for refusing to give him a quarter everytime the door swings open. I can count more jobs held than I can the years I've been alive and my favorite stories come from those experiences. Having been a &quot;Porter&quot; in a hospital kitchen (AKA Trash Collector), Pawn Broker in Texas (&quot;How much for the baby?&quot;) and Corporate HR Rep in KY (ever interview someone who smoked during their interview?) has offered much material for my writings. <br /> <br /> I pay the bills working as a marketing manager for an Internet startup company and doing freelance writing. My big writing project at the moment involves publishing a book on my experiences with office co-workers.

Stories by Darren Maddox

When I arrived in Las Vegas for a conference, little did I know something so small would leave such a lasting impression. I was staying at The Rio...
It was an unexpectedly emotional day. I had gone to my parent’s house in Kentucky to celebrate Christmas the exact same way I had done the...
I’ve always heard people say that once you break up with someone you “end it.” But I think there’s another option to this...
“When I die, I want to come back as a gay man.” Chances are, you’ve either heard this, thought it, or God forbid even said it at...