The Life & Memories of Joshua Scott Hotchkin
In order of date written, not the time the events themselves happened.
The Story of Cowfucker Bill – My teenage experiences with a man who had been bullied his entire life are not necessarily my proudest moments.
When We Was Gangsta – When you live in a small, redneck town, just having black friends can get you on the cops list of top gangsters.
Kill Da Wabbit – A close childhood friend and I share a moment that has shaped my entire life.
ABBA vs. KISS in Bullytown – How my childhood musical nemesis was browbeaten into mental illness by bullying, but not by me.
Born to Blaspheme – About the same time I stopped using training wheels, I began breaking the law and damaging God’s property.
A Christmas Fire – Right around the time I turned five years old I lost my home, while a less lucky teenager lost his life.
Earliest Memories – Scraps of memories from my first few years.
How I Quit A Fake Job With A Fake Medical Emergency – As it turns out, allergies can be super duper convenient.
Punched in the Soul – An encounter with the down and out leaves me feeling helpless and depressed.
The Literal Wooden Indian – Hank Williams, chocolate covered cherries, clowns playing mandolins, and a lifelong discomfort with taking things literally.
Portrait of the Artist As A Google Street Capture – “The next day the shadow of my shitty pants hung over me like a shadow of shitty pants that I shat.”
An Unwanted American Disability Sex Act – Hotel maintenance work leads to lots of weird stuff, but nothing as weird as the time I received unwanted sexual advances from a compliance officer of the ADA.
Basically This Is About All You Need to Know About Life – How some foul cottage cheese from a motel salad bar and a subsequent sickly drive through a magical storm in the Land of Enchantment reminded me to have a sense of humor.
She Thinks She Missed the Train to Mars, She’s Out Back Blowing Slipknot – The year was 1997, and somehow my love life collided with the bands Hum and Slipknot simultaneously.
Teargas, Cocaine & Earthquakes – Tales From The Emerald City – A memoir of my time in Seattle during 2001.