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Meet Emily Ann Rideout.

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Emily Ann Rideout, 22, would do anything to protect her 16 year-old sister from predators and assorted scumbags like one Tommy Lee Raymond. One night in Midland, Texas, after her manhunt along I-20 past Abilene, she proves it. 

Pray for Tommy Lee.


 Police said: "We can't arrest Tommy Lee, unless he do somethin', Miss Emily. He ain't done nuthin' yet."

—They said wait, and call when somethin' happened...

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The Confessions of Emily © 2015 Gene Cartwright


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In upper North Central Texas, along I-20, 16 year-old Amy Jo Rideout has gone missing—believed kidnapped by 46 year-old Tommy Lee Raymond—a shiftless, worthless, mother-moocher. Word is, Ol' Tommy Lee is headed west, past Abilene, and towards Midland and beyond.

 Emily Ann,  Amy Jo's 22 yr-old sister and guardian, who is convinced Tommy Lee is responsible for the murder of her late mother—his former girlfriend, "acquires" a car, and gives chase. 

May God be with Tommy Lee.

"The Confessions of Emily" is an intense, edge-of-the-seat journey effected by the limitless devotion, personal sacrifice, and unconditional love that a determined young woman has for her 16 year-old kid sister, and only living relative.  

— More on the full story, below.

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Tommy Lee's Ol' heap.


THE STORY: EMILY'S DESPERATE SEARCH

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Emily's desperate search route to Midland, Texas

ABOUT EMILY:

Born and raised in North Central, Texas and parts of West Texas, Emily Ann Rideout, 22, reeled from the self-inflicted death of her alcoholic father, Webster, and not long thereafter,  the murder of her late mother, Lee Ann, who, following Emily's father's death, gave birth to a her sister, Amy Jo (now 16): "father unknown."

Before her death, Lee Ann looked for love in all the wrong places, with all the wrong 'snakes,' especially one Tommy Lee Raymond—a smooth-talking mother-moocher with a line of bullshit longer than a trip to Mars. 

Lee Ann Rideout's body was found one night, laid across Burlington-Northern railroad tracks, with a needle stuck in her right arm. Lee Ann was right-handed, and there were no old needle marks anywhere on her person. Most telling, was the ligature marks around her keck. The Coroner ruled it a homicide. Lee Ann's murder was never solved. Emily blamed Tommy Lee, and said as much, and often. 

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Lee Ann Rideout murder scene (morning after)

With her parents dead, and left to care for her sister, Emily Ann was forced to quit school, delay her dream of becoming a lawyer,  and take odd jobs. Her introverted nature and mistrust of most humans never made her socially popular. She didn't give a damn about that. She did her work and kept to herself.

Emily was toughened by the experience; she learned to battle lecherous predators and nere-do-well scoundrels, with little help from anyone. Having rebuffed Tommy Lee's advances, Emily seethed, and warned him, when he turned his sights on Amy Jo.

Bad Move!