If you ask the average person who Jerry Smalls is, they would have no idea. But people in the journalism and literary worlds may have heard of the infamous individual. Smalls use to be a reported and a non fiction writer for the San Bernardino County Sun. He was briefly famous for writing the 1996 Bob Dole biography and a controversial article on OJ Simpson's trial. He was young, attractive, and even had an interview on Good Morning America. Things were looking up.
Then something happened.
Jerry investigated a story that changed him, somewhere deep inside. He lost his job, was in and out of asylums and rehab, and he was homeless for a while. Today Jerry smalls is a balding, sweating, rumpled, broken man. He suffers a wide variety of symptoms of mental illness. He also has a restraining order against him by no less than three celebrities.
The only thing that got him pulled out of his spiral was his darkfacts.com website that hosts some combination of Alex Jones and David Icke conspiracy occult tinfoil nonsense. He's written several books on Illuminati topics and the revenue of his sensationalized clickbait phenomon pays enough to get by with room to breath again.
But he's packed up and headed to a new town. The man lives out of a suitcase and has no ties to anything but whatever wifi he can find. Except for the two storage units he has under aliases and one back in Southern California under his name.
Whatever Jerry saw, it changed him. But he wants more. Needs more. Like an addict for the dark and disturbed.