The Mutual Friend: Inimical (episode fifteen)

Inimical (episode fifteen) Chapter 6 The Mutual Friend     “When I got home; I mean in reality when I got home, I knew Al had something on his mind. I found out what, the first time I did the shopping. Because, you see, I always put a dollar in my hairpin jar every week, […]

My Blog Week: Feb 11 to Feb 17

All the Latest from Torsade!                                          placeholder Book One: 1870-1871, of A Figure from the Common Lot, came to its conclusion with this week’s episode. Honoré, loosely supervised, returns to the pursuit of his own interests, […]

Jerome (part one): A Figure from the Common Lot

A Figure from the Common Lot Book Two: 1876         Chapter Two Possente Spirto   i. Jerome   On an oxbow The current passes A fallen tree, submerged At a cross-angle, green murky-brown Depths, hot from the sun The surface still, gnats rise Kingfishers, blackbirds, bank swallows The river has right-of-way   […]

Yoharie: Kate Hibbler and Mat Busby

Yoharie Kate Hibbler and Mat Busby     At one time, it had been the Witticombes, and Cathlyn Burris. Then awful Trevor; lately, the Yoharies. The Yoharies were different… “Like every kind of different.” The annexation was from 1987, the ring of houses around the subdivision’s cul-de-sac once showcases, one for each configuration the builder […]

Are You Haunted: part twelve

Are You Haunted (twelve)       He stood before a subterranean lake, black as obsidian. But now and again, as though the orchestra tuned its instruments, the shivering note of a violin or a piccolo would coincide with an expansion and compression of the lake’s surface. However, Rohdl thought, he ought not to be […]

The Mutual Friend: Inimical (episode fourteen)

Inimical (episode fourteen) Chapter 6 The Mutual Friend       They made her a grave, too cold and damp, For a soul so warm and true; And she’s gone to the Lake of the Dismal Swamp, Where, all night long, by a fire-fly lamp, She paddles her white canoe…   The Lake of the […]

How Does It Work?

What is Torsade Literary Space?   Originally, a personal blog I started when I was trying to drum up notice for my novel, Inimical (2014). Being new to the business of publishing; being a rural person, I was looking for promotional tactics that were within my scope. Bit by bit, I learned, and my writing […]

Bride to Be (two)

  Bride to Be (two)   I was for solitude and a certain path That crossed a bridge so narrow Here where the men stood off In disobedience I spurred my mount Daughter, you have seen it for yourself How rare this treasure is To be alone   In my father’s household dwelt a rival’s […]

Refuge of Scoundrels (poem)

  Refuge of Scoundrels   I am fidelity locked in the shell Of a barnacle, no bounding sea shall Pry me from the pier The pier itself then topple in the tempest And there, still for the hell of me, until the bout’s end bell I clamp on like a manacle, like a thousand pounds […]

The Power of Suggestion: episode thirteen

Inimical (episode thirteen) Chapter 5 The Power of Suggestion       “All right. What caused the stock market crash?” “Perception.” Lorenzini tapped Gray’s elbow and nodded in the direction of Greta and Mrs. Branstadt. Gray, mouth open, took a deep breath, and said, “Holy Uncle Sam! Perception.” “Panic,” Van Nest went on smoothly, “is […]