108. London Beggar

I can’t street perform yet.

I aint got a tie.

I need a tie.

And a coat hanger.

So I walk back across the bridge to Embankment, on that little sloped street that runs up to Charing Cross Station.

I lie down in the street, arms folded on the ground, demoralized.


I’m in London.

Yesterday I was in Cambodia.

Now I’m in London, homeless and broke.

Rain drizzles.

Please God, help me.

I watch the people walk by.

Some bloke with two kids and his wife, he gives me a ten pound note.

Just gives it to me.

A tenner, straight out of nowhere.

A crisp, brown, English ten.

Bless him, Lord.

Bless his family,

His friends,

His future,

His faith


His finances!


Author: Mark Dark

Actor turned Christian missionary turns his back on his Hollywood dreams to combat sex trafficking in Cambodia – and finds himself tangled up in gang culture and a surreal internal world of drugs psychosis. Based on true events.