My Blog Week: March 4 to March 10

    All the Latest from Torsade!   Torsade Torsade Torsade Torsade   This week’s A Figure from the Common Lot: Jerome (part three), had Honoré recalling his break with Clotilde and early days in Utica. Monday’s Inimical brought Greta in the company of Kneussl to an aerodrome. Tuesday, “Hammersmith” returned, with Zetland’s explanation of […]

Jerome: part four

A Figure from the Common Lot Jerome (part four)           He hadn’t wanted to hear the rest; her grudge, was all it was, against Jacques’s mother. She had got his money anyway, quite a lot of it. But Anne at this rebuke locked her blue eyes on Jerome’s and he’d seen […]

The Totem-Maker: Jealousy (part one)

The Totem-Maker Chapter Two Jealousy (part one)     My place was on a sleeping porch where all the slaves of the house had their pallets. I had traveled for a day, then half another, forced to do this blindfold; allowed to see my bread and leg of fowl by the campfire, but in the […]

Are You Loveable: part two

Are You Loveable (two)           The complaint of the door diminished…then, echoing the rolling thunder, came a thud, and weak light flooded the recess beyond the railing. Paulette’s head appeared. She looked down at Mulhall over the edge of a passage, one that opened above a precipice. “What’s your name, you?” […]

Considerations Beyond Understanding: episode twenty

Inimical (episode twenty) Chapter 9 Considerations Beyond Understanding           So. She had induced him to break a rule, steered him to a place of disadvantage. Had this been a diplomatic occasion—the useless phrase he’d tossed at Wrentsley—having somehow committed an offense, he would owe her a concession. Yes, when it is […]

Yoharie: Dawn

Yoharie Dawn               Dawn tapped, passed the open door at Giarma’s sigh, leading with a hanger and floral skirt. She said: “Here!” And her stepdaughter (frustrated again, interpreting a call for attention as a request for action) edged round in her chair. “Oh, I couldn’t wear that!” They were […]

Private Enterprise: Hammersmith (twenty-seven)

  Hammersmith Private Enterprise (twenty-seven)       “Cranston,” Zetland said, “believes when he undertakes a thing, that he will improve it over all undertakings of the past. If I make myself clear.” A general nod passed over his audience; he’d given them little enough to quibble at, so far. “He has made himself commander-in-chief […]

Considerations Beyond Understanding: episode nineteen

Inimical (episode nineteen) Chapter 9 Considerations Beyond Understanding               A voice from out the Future cries, “On! On!”―but o’er the Past, (Dim Gulf!) my spirit hovering lies, Mute, motionless, aghast!   “To One in Paradise” Edgar Allan Poe     Kneussl arrived early, as forecast, during breakfast. For the […]

My Blog Week: Feb 25 to March 3

All the Latest from Torsade!                     In A Figure from the Common Lot: Jerome (part two), the mind of the man who calls himself Jerome, is on memories, his inheritance, and his final encounter with Broughton. Monday’s Inimical featured the first half of Chapter Eight, in which […]

Jerome: part three

A Figure from the Common Lot Jerome (part three)         Inside, an ember of indignation flared. He lifted a hand and rested it on his stomach. He had the right, as any man had the right, to decide his own fate…to leave this city, if he liked; to make a new start, […]