Kindness Among Friends
by David Seed
Charlie’s Sportsmen’s Club is a long, two-story building on skid-row, housing a long bar, a poker room, a Chinese cafe, and a hotel across the top floor. Business depends on a subculture of alcoholics, gamblers, hustlers, shills, and those in need of a bed. Among them is Alexander Kyness, whose friends call him “Kindness”, a man with talent, who has chosen a life of obscurity.