Sequence: The Heron’s Foot (part one)

Sequence of Events Chapter Nine The Heron’s Foot (part one)                 “Vigilance begins where work begins”   From AT & T ad of 1921     “You have no money.” Phillip had said this to her, as they’d left the courtroom. He hadn’t been polite enough, or generous […]

Totem: To Be and to Choose (part five)

The Totem-Maker Chapter Four To Be and to Choose (part five)             The Prince said: “Mumas Martas agrees to the challenge. He will fight. He will fight the slave upon the mustering grounds of the fort. What else?” He fingered his chin, artificial in manner. Mocking still, if not more […]

Sequence: The Watcher Watched (part three)

Sequence of Events Chapter Eight The Watcher Watched (part three)           Any of the other women Rose knew, would have cared only for the menu, the clothes, the guests. They would have assumed good works were done, if they were told so. Rose, with her newspaper, the novel she read, lunch, […]

Sequence: The Watcher Watched (part two)

Sequence of Events Chapter Eight The Watcher Watched (part two)             She knew this. And as Viola in silence pulled the door wide to admit him, Durco got to the point. “Miss Huey, did a man named Bruner get in touch with you?”   Freda found the smell by the […]

Yoharie: Neighborhood Watch (part six)

Yoharie Neighborhood Watch (part six)               “I’m busy. Sit down over there.” And more friendly, looking over his shoulder. “Get you in a minute, bud.” Hibbler would sit, and maybe there’d be a printout, or a magazine, or a newspaper with a can of beer, that when he picked […]

Sequence: The Watcher Watched (part one)

Posted by ractrose on 18 Dec 2018 in Fiction, Novels

Sequence of Events Chapter Eight The Watcher Watched (part one)                 My soul waiteth for the Lord More than they that watch for the morning; I say more than they that watch for the morning.   Psalm 130:6     Nora Huey had gone with Boxer. Her husband […]

Yoharie: Neighborhood Watch (part five)

Posted by ractrose on 15 Dec 2018 in Fiction, Novels

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 […]

Sequence: Alas Falada (part three)

Posted by ractrose on 11 Dec 2018 in Fiction, Novels

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 […]

Sequence: Alas Falada (part two)

Posted by ractrose on 4 Dec 2018 in Fiction, Novels

Sequence of Events Chapter Seven “Alas! Dear Falada, There Thou Hangest” (part two)         “It’s her back that’s hurt, you bugger. No.” She withdrew a hand, that she flung in a gesture, adding, “My mother won’t work again. And a man like Bragg”—Miss Quincy addressed the journalist—“won’t be made to pay. Not […]

Sequence: Alas Falada (part one)

Posted by ractrose on 30 Nov 2018 in Fiction, Novels

Sequence of Events Chapter Seven “Alas! Dear Falada, There Thou Hangest”                     If thy mother knew they fate, Her heart would break with grief so great.   The Goose Girl     The mission house had been founded to shelter war orphans. The orphans had, many […]