Just Dust: An Improbable Marine’s Vietnam Story is a compilation of one-of-a-kind stories Wes has written about his Marine Corps experiences from 1965 to 1969, preparing for Vietnam, getting there, then returning to further surprises in Washington, DC.
Inconspicuous: Walter Rothwell’s Undercover Journey During the Cold War is an unusual tale about a multi-lingual teenager, born in the US but who grew up in Germany and Switzerland in the 1930s and 1940s. Drafted the same month World War II ended might seem fortuitous to some, but it was a door opener for Wally Rothwell …a vital place to use his linguistic abilities during what would become the Cold War. Wally was in the right place at the right time with the right skills to make a difference in some conspicuously inconspicuous ways. It’s not James Bond, but it’s a must-tell story that will make you smile and frown and pinch your lips as you nod your head.
Wes Choc has been featured in Baby Shoes: 100 Stories. 100 Authors. Under 1,000 words. This book started with a call for authors worldwide and ended with a collection of short-but-stirring pieces of fiction from all genres and every corner of the human literary imagination. Spend a minute each in one hundred minds, with tales running from noir detective, to holiday heartwarmer, to serial killer thrill, to flights of fantasy and erotica. “Baby Shoes” gets its name from what’s arguably the most famed piece of flash fiction ever penned, and follows that tradition to celebrate great writing in one of its most efficient forms.