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, […]

Sacred Science (poem)

    Sacred Science   The Light is the Light It is thus, New Ones, cherished Flowers of the Sun The This The Instrument of Inner Tunefulness Our Helmsman, He our Earth-Names denote Father-Sage He Whom the Light Awakened Is the Helmsman Whom the Light Awakened As the Ultra of the Nebula Pulsahria Ordained And […]

My Blog Week: Dec 30 to Jan 5

All the Latest from Torsade!                       Readers, it’s that time of year when we make resolutions. Last year, since I’m savvy enough to this game, I made only one, and a simple one: that I would use less detergent when I did laundry, and do […]

As Lightning Might: Sixth Tattersby

    The Folly Tattersby     As Lightning Might   Their leader is not unwell. No, not harmed. Please leave off, dear. Curious, no more. A nuisance. Please don’t trouble. All over now. When she’d shaken out her jacket One flew a spiral And died in the fire Its wings by then had… …caked […]

Up in the Rafters: Hammersmith (thirty-four)

Hammersmith Chapter Thirty-Four Up in the Rafters           A curious feature of Mossbunker’s factory (or, for all Aimee knew, an ordinary feature of any factory), was this concealed catwalk below the skylights. Zetland’s Renegades crouched here in darkness… But she could picture workers below looking up to a dazzling white daylight, […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: thirty-seven

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (thirty-seven)               I’ve counted. Forty whites at least, of all classes and all ranks, creoles, officials, soldiers and officers, have affirmed to me with indignation, that in his writings (lines read between), the editor of l’Opinion had cleverly expressed what the blacks […]

Familiar: Fifth Tattersby

    The Folly Tattersby     Familiar   All these ordinary things are giving way Times of late, like the dead wrapped their winding sheets Familiar in outline still But disintegrating into melt and worm beneath He feels infected with the guest’s unhappy mood Uses the word, not having spoken with de Clieux He […]

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 […]

The Lay of the Land: Fourth Tattersby

    The Folly Tattersby     The Lay of the Land   ‘I imagine…I will not say admit…the possibility of cordial relations— You see what he’s done here.’ The tenant of Wisham’s Hill Cottage has got the field-gate closed to traffic For good, more or less…for the time being Put a sinister trip-wire run […]

My Blog Week: Dec 23 to Dec 29

All the Latest from Torsade!                           Monday, Christmas Eve of 2018, I put up my annual holiday greeting to my bloggies, with members of the Cartoon House crew carolling “Deck the Halls”. Tuesday, in this maintenance period, I put up the first of […]