Yoharie: Neighborhood Watch (part three)

Yoharie Neighborhood Watch (part three)         Dr. Witticombe, the husband, spoke. “Roberta,” he said, “if I’m not mistaken, Mr. Todwillow is a sort of  salesman. This training, or organizing, or whatever it is he’s offering, is a thing we’ll be expected to contract for, coming up with the money…as I would gather, […]

A Personal Choice (part two)

Sequence of Events Chapter One A Personal Choice (part two)           “I thought…or, I worried…” Stanley bent with his teacup and saucer over the table, pausing here, and glided The Mason Bees to one side. Freda reached for the book. It was a naturalist’s work, if not an entomologist’s—its contents, to […]

Tired of Yourself (poem)

    Tired of Yourself   I think you get tired of yourself If you don’t, start The tea leaves haven’t got a plan to let you know You know it’s nothing to a tea leaf Patterning itself in broken flecks of hope Likelier having a cosmic joke Nothing to the flight of birds in […]

My Blog Week: August 5 to August 11

All the Latest from Torsade!                     In Sunday’s The House of Gremot (part five), Honoré remembers how he came to be Clotilde’s husband; on Monday, a poem, “Now to Steal”. On Tuesday, a new page for the blog, the novel Sequence of Events, and its first post installment, […]

The House of Gremot: part six

A Figure from the Common Lot The House of Gremot (part six)             Honoré had then been away the better part of a year. He had not written to his father, not once; and if M. Gremot understood this to mean, as it did, that Honoré would have no more […]

The Big House (poem)

    The Big House   The sunset of the day seems Exudaceous copper neon Comes between cloudbank between cloudbank Warning with no celestial conviction Promising without wherewithal Where, these days, does earth promise other than eviction The day just past has passed on the other side Suppose it had been the first of January […]

Night Maneuvers: Hammersmith (twenty-nine)

Hammersmith Chapter Twenty-Nine Night Maneuvers       Elton Bott advanced in stealth through the gloaming. Soft expressions into tussocky grass, of right foot, followed by left foot, heel rolled to toe—an art attributed by their chief to the Iroquois, and a single-file exercise on which the Patriots had drilled—did not stop various articles attached […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: seventeen

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (seventeen)         Meanwhile, at the Secretariat general had been frequent conferences between the Secretary, the Attorney General, a few notables, and the mayor of the capital, whose incredible activity and profound pain, visible on his features, suggested we hardly knew what impressions of unhappiness and […]

The Totem-Maker: I Am the Cause (part three)

The Totem-Maker Chapter Three I Am the Cause (part three)           I sat on the steps to his porch, so far delinquent now, I felt a peculiar reunion with my early life, under the old woman’s care…when I had sometimes been free, finished with chores. She had called me Fate’s child, […]

Sequence of Events: A Personal Choice (part one)

Sequence of Events Chapter One A Personal Choice (part one)                               Chapter One A Personal Choice   I loved to choose and see my path; but now― from the hymn Lead Kindly Light     He had taken everything. He had […]