Welcome to ProseRockets

         Welcome to Proserockets, a website which consists of two novels written by Charles Hosford.

         The first novel is One Night in Ghadames, which is about the strange happenings one night on a John Wayne movie shot on location in Libya in 1957, Legend of the Lost. Besides the Duke, other members of the cast include Sophia Loren, Rossano Brazzi, Omar the talking camel, King Idris al-Senussi the first (and last), the holy beat trinity of Kerouac, Burroughs, and Ginsberg, a young Muammar Ghadafi, Drinkwine, a CIA agent suffering from multiple personalities thanks in large part to his experiments with LSD, Sydney, one of the Duke's hairpieces with a mind of his own, Mictorious, a Roman ghost who catches the Duke taking a leak, and others including Howard Hughes, Elvis Presley, and the Vice-President of the United States at the time, Richard Milhous Nixon, all either consciously or unconsciously engaged in a conspiracy to answer the question is everything going according to some Plan, or are we all just here by accident?

         The second novel is Dreamer, which is about someone who wakes up in a hospital with no memory and also can't move or speak at first. This is Blake who, after a couple strange experiences in the hospital, gets kidnaped by an ex-hippie, Weldon, who wants Blake's help in starting some kind of utopian religion. There's also a runaway girl, Mink, with dreams of stardom, a disillusioned old hippie buddy of Weldon's, Freek, with no dreams at all, and, as the story progresses, among other adventures, Blake visits the mall from hell, gets rescued by an Amazon from a couple of deprogrammers, becomes a looter in a riot, a hapless contestant on a sadistic gameshow, talks to a murder victim, is transported to the moon where he finds the Pentagon, is promoted to general, and goes to a strip bar called Gawd's with Sammy Davis Jr. and Linda Lovelace after they and several of their armed black supporters have lynched several Klan members, before Blake meets a character named Appetite who finally clears things up for him a little.

         If you care to make any comments, please e-mail chosford@proserockets.com

One Night In Ghadames


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