My Blog Week: July 8 to July 14

All the Latest from Torsade!                     Last week, chapter three ended; this week, chapter four, “The Eye of a Magpie” began, of the novel A Figure from the Common Lot, with section i., The House of Gremot. We are back in Honoré’s world; he has arrived […]

My Blog Week: July 1 to July 7

All the Latest from Torsade!                     Sunday, A Figure from the Common Lot‘s Chapter Three, “Peas in a Pod”, came to its conclusion, as morning arrived and Richard brought his memories back to the present dilemma; Monday, “The Cook” (part one), a Fairy Realm poem that […]

My Blog Week: June 24 to June 30

All the Latest from Torsade!                   Sunday’s A Figure from the Common Lot: Peas in a Pod (part seven) brought Richard to Miss Haws’s table and a meeting with Mr. Horace, the Temperance Fellows’ minister…who introduces into Richard’s life the first word of Gremot. Monday, a poem […]

My Blog Week: June 17 to June 23

All the Latest from Torsade!                   In this week’s Figure, part six of “Peas in a Pod”, Richard reunites with his father, helped along by Thomas’s kindness, and meets an old family acquaintance; on Monday, an Assorted Opinions piece, going back to the underlying structure of a […]

My Blog Week: June 10 to June 16

All the Latest from Torsade!                     This week, in A Figure from the Common Lot: Peas in a Pod (part five), Richard has a serious fight with Lawrence, and ends up feeling he bears the weight of the world alone. Monday, The Totem-Maker, “Jealousy” continued, the […]

My Blog Week: June 3 to June 9

All the Latest from Torsade!                           In this week’s A Figure from the Common Lot: Peas in a Pod (part four), Richard and Lawrence hear some river rat yarning from Fish, but the elder Everard brother can no longer take things lightly; on […]

My Blog Week: May 27 to June 2

All the Latest from Torsade!                       In this Sunday’s A Figure from the Common Lot: Peas in a Pod (part three), Richard meets a helpful tenant, potential friendship undermined at once by jealousy; on Monday, a poem, “No Stake in the Game”; Tuesday, the conclusion […]

My Blog Week: May 20 to May 26

All the Latest from Torsade!                           In Sunday’s A Figure from the Common Lot, Peas in a Pod: part two, Richard finds work and recalls the accident that broke his family. On Monday, a poem, “Decoration Day”. Also Monday, Adventures in Research: Garfield Edition, […]

My Blog Week: May 13 to 19

All the Latest from Torsade!                     A new chapter of A Figure from the Common Lot began this week, with part one of “Peas in a Pod”, the narrative taking up young Richard Everard’s perspective. “All the Sires of Generations”, flash fiction, is the story of […]

My Blog Week: May 6 to May 12

All the Latest from Torsade!                         Chapter Two of A Figure from the Common Lot ended this week, with the culmination of Ebrach’s séance. On Monday, a poem, “Oracle”; Tuesday, the two halves of “The Immortal Lake” posted as one for the first time. […]