Malcom was raised by the streets. Gang meant family. An observant teacher recognized Malcom’s math skills during his patchy attendance. Mrs. Jones mentored Malcom through high school and found the right scholarships to help him realize his dream – to be a video game programmer.
Malcom’s first hit game was called, “Street Life.” It was designed after his old neighborhood. Players and reviewers marveled at the detail.
What nobody but Malcom and his “family” knew was their passcodes enabled the market stall to become an interactive bulletin board that they used to keep track of their international heroin trade.
Interpol was stumped.
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the educational host of Friday Fictioneers.