Amanda, Pete and Rob were new to the jailbreaking business. If Rob had not been wrongly convicted of assault, none of them would have ever thought of orchestrating one. College degrees and well-paying jobs did not a conspiracy to commit a felony make. They were three months in the planning and a few hours from … More Jailbreak
This story is by Michael Hotchkiss and was part of our 2016 Winter Writing Contest. You can find all the Winter Writing Contest stories here. Mimi was abandoned at birth. She had spent the bulk of her young life at a facility called Hope House for orphans so was no stranger to tough living. The…Read … More The Runaway – Short Fiction Break
This is the forward to the upcoming publication of Winter Line Stories. A book based on stories my grandfather, Major Ralph R. Hotchkiss, wrote while embedded with the US 5th Army from 1943 through 1945 during the Italian Campaign of WWII. FOREWORD “They’re trying to kill me,” Yossarian told him calmly. “No one’s trying to kill … More Winter Line Stories – Forward
Mike Hotchkiss – Nov 1, 2016 There are many professions that require verbal interaction. There are times where this is a pleasant experience and times when it is extremely awkward. The issue becomes thus if the person you are engaging sings from a different songbook – typically of his or her own making. Now it’s … More Speaking Moronic
While moving at the pace of erosion (or so it seems to me) towards finishing my new book, the “Winterline Stories“, I continue to find interesting pieces of information or in the case here, just a terrific video summary of events that occurred during my Grandfather’s tenure in the war. It is because of the wealth … More The Forgotten Front of WWII
As I have reported in previous posts, I am working on a new book project. The book is to be called the Winter Line Stories and is based on stories my Grandfather wrote as an Army Liaison Officer for the Army Public Affairs Bureau during the Italian Campaign of World War II. After the war he continued … More Nobody Else Complained!
Banish the use of the four-letter words Whose meanings are never obscure The Angels and Saxons, those bawdy old birds, Were vulgar, obscene, and impure. But cherish the use of the weaseling phrase That never says quite what you mean — You’d better be known for your hypocrite ways Than as ‘vulgar’, ‘obscene’, or ‘impure. … More A Dissertation on the Undesirability of the Quadrilaterals