So since I haven't kept up my end of the bargain in terms of putting up new posts, I thought I would at least upload some more free stuff. For those of you too intimidated by the shocking brilliance of my thesis novel and looking for some more 'entry level' Hocking material I have uploaded a short story I wrote a number of years ago.
It's about a train derailment involving a circus train with clowns and rhinoceroses and hyenas and a container car full of nitrous oxide and another one full of ball bearings and an overturned school bus full of children and dentist turned would-be-hero holding back the urge to laugh amidst all the ensuing unspeakable horror and hilarity while wrestling with frictionless surfaces, wild dogs, noxious vapors, and the insecurities inherited from his father.
It's a blood-soaked gas-induced-laugh-a-minute.
Oh - and I never did get the first paragraph right, so don't let that stop you.