Recent Reviews for Paul J Hamm
Birds of Prey (Short Story) - 1/12/2009 12:18:22 PM|
Well done!! Ilike the little twist you`ve thrown in.
Reap What You Sow (Short Story) - 8/28/2008 1:29:52 PM
This is a great story and I love the Cuban accent you incorporated. Easy read...Great fun!
All in a Days Work (Short Story) - 3/7/2008 11:35:59 AM
Boy, I needed this laugh. The entire time I was reading this I could not help but picture the guy on T.V. . He plays Doug the ups man in the show King Of Queens. This made the story even more vivid to me because I had placed a character in my mind for poor ole Charley.
I really enjoyed this from beginning to end. Thank you for sharing.
It was a 5 star.
Job Security (Short Story) - 7/25/2007 10:58:27 AM
Paul, this is just riveting. Makes me shudder! Yet another eerie masterpiece.
Job Security (Short Story) - 7/22/2007 11:47:30 AM
Paul, being a former used car salesman, I reflected back on those days in Chicago when selling cars was fun...but there was always hell to pay to someone. Great write.
Buzz Cut (Short Story) - 6/14/2007 4:35:32 AM
A great story made even scarier knowing this technology is not just a distant possibility.
One thing I felt needs revising is the line 'Then he chuckled at the irony of what he had just thought...' Just my humble opinion, but I think this line could be left at this. There is no need to explain the irony. Your readers will pick up on it.
Another great write though, and I loved the ending.
Birds of Prey (Short Story) - 5/14/2007 7:29:53 AM
I did wonder at first how a young girl could be so mentally sophisticated... what a great twist!
Birds of Prey (Short Story) - 5/13/2007 3:46:55 PM
Excellent story; very well done! :)
The Roach (Short Story) - 5/13/2007 1:06:43 PM
Another brilliant story. I actually sat here holding my nostrils together at one point;-)
I'm in no way a roach fan, but I'm glad he won!
Birds of Prey (Short Story) - 5/13/2007 11:21:33 AM
I don't think I've ever been so pleased to find out a character is a vampire;-)
A wonderful write. It held my attention right from the start.
There are a few typing errors, but on the whole this is a wonderful story. Can't wait to read more.
The Stranger (Short Story) - 5/12/2007 6:26:57 AM
Several things went through my mind while reading this, but I can safely say, your ending took me by surprise.
I enjoyed this.
Reap What You Sow (Short Story) - 5/12/2007 6:19:58 AM
A great story with a perfect twist.
Reap What You Sow (Short Story) - 3/23/2007 10:09:03 AM
I'm hooked. This was great!
The Stranger (Short Story) - 3/15/2007 12:11:38 PM
I know this was posted along time ago, but I hope you still think about it. It is absolutely wonderful.
Truth of Vows (Short Story) - 3/15/2007 12:01:51 PM
You are definitely a multi-faceted writer. Good job.
The Roach (Short Story) - 3/15/2007 11:56:09 AM
Another winner. At first I thought your characterization was a little shallow, but then I remembered you were writing about a car salesman. ;o)
Buzz Cut (Short Story) - 3/15/2007 11:29:47 AM
I love everything about it, including the very apt title. The phrase which instantly leapt to my mind when I finished it was Scott's "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive."
But it sounds like Capt Jarvis has yet to be caught in this web of deception. With this powerful technology at stake, however, I'm sure he'll end up caught as well.
All in a Days Work (Short Story) - 3/15/2007 10:59:20 AM
I laughed out loud, but then I felt sorry for poor (?) Charley. Despite his failings, I had gotten to kind of like the guy.
Silver Proof (Short Story) - 3/15/2007 10:42:22 AM
This is truly good. Truly, truly good. I somehow thought you'd end with something bad to go along with the good, but this is much better.
I now look forward to all your stories.
Reap What You Sow (Short Story) - 3/15/2007 9:58:59 AM
Wow! I hesitate to say that I love it, given how horrible the death was, but this really is a good story - well written and finished perfectly!
Reap What You Sow (Short Story) - 2/5/2007 5:20:22 PM
Very captivating story. It held my interest from beginning to end. Good job, Paul!!!!!
Sandie May Angel :o)
Silver Proof (Short Story) - 1/26/2007 7:30:23 PM
After reading the Roach I certainly didn't expect such a heartwarming tear-jerker!!! And I read it on a packed train home from work with tears in my eyes. Very touching.
Buzz Cut (Short Story) - 1/26/2007 7:23:47 PM
Oh my gosh, talk about a double whammy! Had me whincing the whole story and now my eye hurts. Great one Mr. Hamm!
Negative Polarity (Short Story) - 12/1/2006 2:41:59 AM
a story I can truly relate to because I suffer with this illness. Worthy of some of the works that Richard Matheson pulled off over the years. Truly frightening stuff here.
The Roach (Short Story) - 6/27/2006 8:29:44 AM
This is cool as hell, good to see another bug horror story on here and coming from one of the praticioners of this style. You did a hell of a story here. The creature itself is one of those I can't stand personally "f--king cockroaches." But hell I had to review this one because you touched into a bug everyone hates if they live in an apartment. Dude -- you got let me use this for TABLOID PURPOSES III!
FBI does not care. (Article) - 7/7/2013 2:51:47 AM
To date they haven't even contacted anyone of the parties who were persecuted for their political beliefs by the I RS. Apparently the FBI no longer investigates crimes committed by this regime. There is no longer justice in the Justice Dept. Perhaps a name change is in order. The department of Legalized Government Crime seems to fit.
Spying: It's all okay now. (Article) - 6/18/2013 6:32:24 AM
What happens in the United States, ends up in cyber space, not Vegas. If you are acting badly, they will know. If you are not acting badly, they will be bored and leave you alone.
I think, like DNA, metadata will be able to cut short lengthy court cases over “he said, she said” by proving who the real culprit is beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Like my helper always says, “Get over it. Learn to live with it, because that's the way it is.”
The genie is out of the bottle and we're not going to be able to stuff it back in.
The 1st amendment is gone (Article) - 6/18/2013 2:11:53 AM
"Those who deny the existence of God, our creator, and the sole granter of our rights, shall never truly know freedom or peace.... nor will a constitutional government that denies the existence of "We the people's Constitution", it's creator, ever truly protect our freedoms and govern peacefully." Who said that you ask?... Why I just did.
Spying: It's all okay now. (Article) - 6/17/2013 3:57:57 PM
Can You Imagine All Gobble LA Gook NSA Is Listens To In This MEXIFORNIA (I Do
Live Here) All These Illegals Mexicanos El Salvador,Others-Sucking On Cell Phones In Spainish What Stupid Shit Illiterate Talk NSA Is Listening Too!
There Is 20 Million Illegals Live In Los Angelese Sleazy County Alone!
Until You Live In Amongst These Animales (I Do Past 21 Years)Illiterate El Estupido Cell Phone Conversations + They Have There Your Pictures (Face) In
NSA Data Banks--
I Just Cannot Stop Laughing In Your
** I Can Now Hear All You Illegals Mexicanos, You Others-Cursing Me In Vain!
Etal: Who Needs EPA Big Brother
Implanted Computer Chips In Your
Etal 2: Big Brother =EPA = Greed Mongering $ Evil Rich Live(Hide In Mansion$ -Underground Bunker$) In Constant Fear Losing There Billion$ To Poor ( Even Their Body Guards -Turn Coats)In It Is Coming Feared Revolution!
Spying: It's all okay now. (Article) - 6/17/2013 2:43:45 PM
It's always a good idea to spy on your enemies.....What does that tell you about the obama administration and who they consider to be the enemy?
Gun Victory (Article) - 6/14/2013 3:03:28 PM
As my old army buddy Larry use to say.."The second worst thing that can ever happen to you is to be in a gun fight...The Worst...being in a gun fight without a gun."
No where to hide. (Article) - 6/14/2013 3:00:09 PM
Flash ...The Obama administration now says Snowdon is making all this stuff up and the NSA has all of his phone records to prove it!
Senate rejects Republican effort to gut immigration bill (Article) - 6/14/2013 6:40:00 AM
People seeking economic and cultural freedom by moving to another country (in this case, the United States) is not “tyranny.” This practice started with the first settlements of people from Europe, bringing disease and death to the existing inhabitants.
Most of the focus has been on people of Mexican origin. The immigration problem is much larger than that. Many people, from all over the world, including everyone of the European countries, have been coming to this country on tourist visas and staying. Currently, many of the people crossing the southern border are coming from countries other than Mexico.
I live in Houston Texas. This area was originally Spanish and after that, a territory of Mexico. A ragtag bunch of “American” adventurers (now called heroes after the Alamo) moved in on the Mexicans who lived here, killed them and took their lands (the famous King Ranch was acquired this way). When the Mexican army finally got even at the Alamo, the enraged “settlers (illegal immigrants)” went to war, won, and establish the Republic of Texas.
The arrogance of patriotic America is a disgrace in much of the world, but because of our movies in our idealistic lifestyle, many want to come here even if they don't know how hard it is to live in the economy we created with our insistence on cheap resources (stolen) and labor (oppressive) in the name of “free enterprise” making the rich, richer––our real religion.
The Congress has a difficult task ahead. I wish them luck in getting it right.
ABC Reporter - White House Authorized IRS (Article) - 6/4/2013 12:44:43 PM
There are three certainties in life Paul, Death, Taxes...and Obama is lying
Benghazi (Article) - 6/3/2013 12:37:04 AM
If B H O were white he would be impeached just like Tricky Dick. That's it!
Benghazi (Article) - 5/31/2013 12:05:39 PM
Add 400,000 dead and wounded to the Benghazi incident and you have......the Iraq war! Now you have something to get really angry about. Wake up and grasp the proportionality.
Benghazi (Article) - 5/30/2013 7:26:39 AM
Other than another copy of this so-called article posted in the Dubuque Town Crier (a hate Obama blog site) and a website indicating that Cynthia Lee Myers (or Meyers) is a retired ballerina from San Francisco who is currently an artist, there is no verification that there is any truth in this. Yellow journalism at its finest.
Benghazi (Article) - 5/29/2013 10:42:52 PM
A day will come in the not too distant future when the big fashion statement on college campuses will be "Free Obama and Holder" tee shirts
Feelings to Configure (Poetry) - 6/15/2010 4:04:54 AM
Times of change are like being in a swirling current, you've captured these emotions so well in your poem.
Why do you do the things you do? (Poetry) - 3/25/2010 8:32:06 PM
Life is split between a game of chance and what you what to makeof it. The thread of uncertainty runs through yet you grow stronger with each new event...
Be always safe,
Clouds (Poetry) - 3/15/2010 1:28:35 PM
Your daughter is a great poet! I felt like I was a cloud for a moment. As we look down on them, they look down at us, and ponder, what has happened to us? Very deep and thought provoking question. I am looking forward to reading more of her work. Take care, ~Chessly
A Corrupted World (Poetry) - 9/28/2009 8:24:45 PM
Greed $ Is Self Destruction Of All Humanity...
A Corrupted World (Poetry) - 9/28/2009 2:56:09 PM
Wonderful description about the world in decay. Every sentence had a message.
Compatibility (Poetry) - 9/7/2009 12:53:27 PM
WOW! Great poem Paul. I've added you to my favorites and will be looking forward to reading more of your works.
May God Smile on You Today,