Creating Fiction from History: 3/16/2022


March 16, 2022

John Schmitt was the newest member of the greatest rival to Al Capone’s organization, the O’Banion gang. Ole Gimpy himself had recruited him, so John Jacob, JJ for short, was feeling pretty good about his new position. The pay was pretty decent, though the work in Goose Island could get rather dicey at times. In fact, dicey was pretty much a daily occurrence for this third-generation Swede.

JJ was fresh out of the German military and had seen much action in what is now known as the First World War. Though his Homeland had officially taken a more or less neutral position during that str...

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