A Figure from the Common Lot: Battlefront (third)

A Figure from the Common Lot Battlefront (three)     “He will be pleased, then,” said the other, “to be seen by the Emperor.” “It is always my hope,” the officer said, glancing at Honoré, then looking across the table and meeting the eye of the correspondent, “that ambitious men will, by the grace of […]

Figure: Battlefront (second)

A Figure from the Common Lot Battlefront (two) He shrugged extravagantly, as for the second time his fingers probed its depths. If she would quit tapping her foot and glaring at him with such vigilance, he would drop this, listen for its ring against the floorboard, spin round as though following the coin’s trajectory with […]

Figure begins: Battlefront (pages 1 to 10)

A Figure from the Common Lot   Subscribers, Followers, Discoverers, click the link at the bottom of this post, which goes to the Battlefront page, where you can read up to page ten of the first number. Next week, ten more pages!                        Cette Illusion […]

Yoharie: Royce’s Iron Seeds (nascent novel)

Samples from upcoming serial novel, Yoharie, a story of the surveillance state.     Trevor Royce on discovering The Totem-Maker:   As you all know, I started out going chapter by chapter, in depth, and after that, character by character. I haven’t got around yet to weighing the book critically. This post is the first […]

Figure has a Promo Video with Music

Subscribe to Torsade, and get each new release by email, with a link to the page! Figure Promo Clip (Yes, I’m a link!) Watch this on YouTube, a short video featuring the noel song: “Qu’est-ce que vous dites?”   A Figure from the Common Lot, an historical novel, that begins in France during the Franco-Prussian […]

“To One in Paradise”: Inimical chapter nine

To One in Paradise   One of the books I’ve saved from my childhood, through many years, is a collection of short stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe. (Never mind why the macabre was the first genre I attached to). What I consider Poe’s great talent, and what makes him worth studying, is that […]

Beta Version of Figure Theme added to Preview

Rough yet, but easy to get the idea. Figure theme on Preview page.       I’ve added a sound clip to my preview page, so if you like music, stop by and listen! (M4A is the file type.)   See Figure Page     Please Stop By    

Inimical: A Novel About Process

    1937. Why should anything go wrong with the Hindenburg? Set in the interwar period, Inimical brings heedless English aristocrats to hobnob with German embassy staff at gatherings of the International Peace League—-a front organization for the extra-government activities of more than one nation. Geoffrey Malcolm-Webb, reporter for the Mirror, and agent trusted with disparate assignments but […]