My Blog Week: Dec 9 to Dec 15

All the Latest from Torsade!                             Monday this week, a new poem, “Fill It Up Again”. On Tuesday, Sequence of Events, with the charm of romantic freedom fading fast for Bruner and Freda. Wednesday, sixth in the Wake arc of The Folly, […]

Yoharie: Neighborhood Watch (part five)

Yoharie Neighborhood Watch (part five)           These steps, plain habit took him through. He looked, as he walked his beat, for new ideas, ones that could shed a forgiving light on the burden of his theme. Hibbler’s parade of memories, trodden out as he checked one side of the street, cars […]

The Blue Bird (part one)

Short Stories The Blue Bird (part one)                   Something buzzed, up like wind can at times, when it slices between gutter and roof edge. And this noise escalated, out of the hinterlands of notice, into skull-gripping alarm. A shock came, too loud to be heard, so loud […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: thirty-four

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (thirty-four)                           XXI  Interview with M. LAGARRIGUE A moving voyage aboard the Rubis, on the morning of the 8th     Lagarrigue, confessor of Saint-Pierre is, I do believe, the only man of the cloth of […]

Each Nerve: Sixth Wake

    The Folly Wake     Each Nerve   She sails, within a fortnight, the Bowfin Wake, relieved, or like a living man Entombed, soon, shall heft aside the grinding lid And breathe He cannot whisper his secret heart to Howitt As a maiden sister might…though his friend invites it Howitt’s intimacy with vein […]

Sequence: Alas Falada (part three)

Sequence of Events Chapter Seven “Alas! Dear Falada, There Thou Hangest” (part three)            She snugged her sash, and bending over Martin, traced his bare shoulder blade. Freda didn’t believe investigating noises was a man’s job, necessarily. She felt that Martin ought merely to be told what she’d been about when […]

Fill It Up Again (poem)

    Fill It Up Again   Your climbing crowds you in In the way your legs jam with kin into a record-smashing Replication of nature’s law for Forcing symmetry on monocellular things Neither can you break into wing, or sink The inside of this bucket wasn’t meant To galvanize your dancing eyes With the […]

My Blog Week: Dec 2 to Dec 8

All the Latest from Torsade!                         Monday this week, a new poem, “Infinite Fall”. Tuesday, Phillip Murchison rolled up his sleeves on Gamotte’s behalf, in Sequence of Events. Wednesday, a new episode of the novella Celebrated, in which Tom recalls his marital mistakes. On […]

The Answer Is No Answer (poem)

    The Answer is No Answer   9927 6996 3334 upstairs Milton the cold caller does better With notes in his own hand and a pin, a survivor’s pin To finger and his friend Chalmers Feels that he will never laugh Stop this silence, stop it now Animalist nations, their guns broken open The […]

Truth for the Victim: Fifth Wake

    The Folly Wake     Truth for the Victim   Wake has become lost Three summonings have failed to raise him   ‘But,’ M. de Clieux says, ‘the case is odd. This woman, …like them all,’ he laughs, ‘confuses me. What is the dénouement?’ To the expert (that nobleman from Rennes) in dead […]