The Mirrors (part four)

The Mirrors (part four)                                   He put his head out. “How you like that angel?” “Mr. Carmine helped me fix it up. You see it there, in the window.” At a half-angle, the wings showed in their contrivance a […]

Tourmaline: Nedforum (conclusion)

Tourmaline: Nedforum (conclusion)

Tourmaline Nedforum (part seven)                                 The blue came alive as a moving picture, uniformed journalists furious over their phones, riding moving sidewalks behind bulletproof panels, along the plaza that approached the High Court building. Between the walks a motorcade moved […]

Any Random

      Any Random   Bats that came with the house Obvious, it seems to you, their mouselike Bodies dig and ratchet, gain rabid access Ogle sonically the misfit window frame Nighttime when in helpless longitude you dream Fang at you under the hairline leaving an itch Beads of foam string from your mouth […]

My Blog Week: May 8 to May 14

All the Latest from Torsade!                                   A Word on the Week     Happy Talk (part three)           In part one of this series, I mentioned the anxiety loop that draws people into the negativity […]

Yoharie: Breaking Up Together (part two)

Yoharie: Breaking Up Together (part two)

Yoharie Breaking Up Together (part two)             They were good until four pm, and their front-row appointment at the Deloris Bros chapel. Good to zone into a mirror-world of car trips just for fun. Talk to their aunt, eat lunch at a restaurant… “We’ll do drive-thru, unless no one’s hungry.” […]

The Totem-Maker: A Mother or a Father (part five)

The Totem-Maker Chapter Eleven A Mother or a Father (part five)           “Escmar. What will you do, if you live in these woods, when the Emperor’s men reach Suma Fortesa by another way, and in their vengeance bring floods and fire?” “Await them,” she said. She had taken the pause I […]

Tourmaline: Nedforum (part six)

Tourmaline Nedforum (part six)                                 But a vision came, of himself too obviously up to something, not at rest on a mental health day, but outfitted for the office, escorting his mother around the market booths. Buying anything, because ticketholders […]

The Resident (part five)

      The Resident (part five)     Batting at clematis that brushed his white polo, Bridge Krebbs passed under the arch to the Rose Room. He remarked (as always) that he couldn’t get over the stupidity of this. His companion, sixtyish, six-footish, blue eyes, in the way of itchy contact lenses, bleary, remarked […]

My Blog Week: May 1 to May 7

All the Latest from Torsade!                                   A Word on the Week     Happy Talk (part two)           I’ll begin with a little informal chart I made, based on three days of my Twitter feed. […]

Catastrophe (part twenty-three)

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (twenty-three)                       “As there was a weak place, going laterally, effected by that notch of the dry pond I’d mentioned, it gave under powerful pressure, and the heavy mud flowed along the mountain. It devastated the valley of […]