My Blog Week: Dec 10 to Dec 16

All the Latest from Torsade!           In this week’s installment of A Figure from the Common Lot: Imprisoned (part four), Honoré takes riding lessons, in aid of Broughton’s undisclosed plan. A poem on Monday: “Heavenward”, on the theme of false and true values; Tuesday, an essay in the “On Taste” series, […]

My Blog Week: Dec 3 to Dec 9

All the Latest from Torsade!             As usual, the week began with its installment of A Figure from the Common Lot. In Imprisoned, part three, Honoré has a sad remembrance, and a visit with Broughton to a safe house. Two self-contained poems (not part of any ongoing series) went up Monday […]

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Subscribe! Subscribe! Subscribe! Torsade is my personal publishing house. It’s all on the blog: novellas, short stories, flash fiction, poems, art, essays. Click any post (try this one) and hit the black button!          Right now my novel, A Figure from the Common Lot, being published serially, is up to its 99th page, and […]

My Blog Week: Nov 26 to Dec 2

All the Latest from Torsade!           In this week’s installment of A Figure from the Common Lot, Honoré, though certain he is still a prisoner, leaves his room — a sign to Broughton that he is ready to begin his training. In the second part of “Bad Counsel”, Andrée’s sense of unwelcomeness […]

My Blog Week: Nov 19 to Nov 25

All the Latest from Torsade!             The week began with A Figure from the Common Lot: Imprisoned (part one continued), in which Honoré is stalked and assaulted by Baum. A poem, “The Day You Were Born”, part of the TV culture series, speaks to the theme of past adventure yarns […]

In Memoriam: A feisty, funny little kitty

In Memoriam: Gretel cat     Video: Love Bomb II       A Little Joy       Caught Alone   Loved one, they gather on the stairs The passageway is closed The door will jar against a darting shape Unnoticed, their kind, snuffed in the daily cataclysm One will tear the fabric Go […]

My Blog Week: Nov 12 to Nov 18

All the Latest from Torsade!           The week began with A Figure from the Common Lot: Battlefront, this time seguing to section two of chapter one, “Imprisoned”. Honoré, having for Clotilde’s sake placed himself in the hands of the Prussians, has no proof to persuade them to release him. A new entry in […]

My Blog Week: Nov 5 to Nov 11

All the Latest from Torsade!              My Blog Week Nov 5 to Nov 11  The week began with A Figure from the Common Lot: Battlefront (part six), in which Honoré, by trying to help Clotilde, becomes a prisoner of war. The poem “American Expatriate” is the latest Corey Jack, with […]

My Blog Week: Oct 29 to Nov 4

All the Latest from Torsade!       My Blog Week: Oct 29 to Nov 4 The week began with the fifth installment of A Figure from the Common Lot: Battlefront, in which Honoré, expelled from the French army’s camp, plods along the road and makes important meetings. “Lewis” is a short story for the […]

My Blog Week: Oct 22 to Oct 28

All the latest from Torsade!   My Blog Week: October 22 to October 28   The week began with A Figure from the Common Lot: Battlefront (part four), in which Honoré, pursuing news, stirs a bit of trouble for himself. Next, a non-series poem, “Forbidden Fruit”, on the theme of gossip; then the sixth short […]