Depression Glass (part two)

      Depression Glass (part two)   “When you pick one, it’ll be yours to keep, your little souvenir.” Another chin over her shoulder. “Are you the girl with the pretty name? Jate’s?” Jate’s girl? “We’re together.” Merrilee checked her shoes, finding safety to pivot, her Mary Janes toe-to-toe with a pair of pointy […]

Hammersmith: A Prisoner Goes Missing (part three)

Hammersmith Thirty-Eight A Prisoner Goes Missing (part three)           A month ago, or two days ago, or some measureless measure of time in between, Shaw had collected a telegram. It was Medlow’s, informing his operative of an ill-boding development. Medlow was on his way.   NT SAT REP N B$ SELL […]

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

The Totem-Maker Chapter Eleven A Mother or a Father (part one)                   Chapter Eleven A Mother or a Father   Noakale was Egdoah’s sponsor. I had known it at the point of demanding to know. “What have you sent to the Prince’s wife already?” He bowed his […]

My Blog Week: January 16 to January 22

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     Critical Lapses (part five)           At the beginning of this series, I introduced the argument that criticism of popular entertainment is not negligible, […]

The Resident (part one)

    The Resident (part one)   Terrible old place with dark wood paneling, sticky to the touch, white bloom on the sticky. Narrow, inadequate windows, electrical outlets in short supply, mishmash of ancient (not antique) furnishings, to be sold with. Large back lawn features laburnum, undercarpeted in messy pods, limbs marred by strange attempt […]

Catastrophe (part ten)

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (part ten)                       It seems to me, when my mind’s eye evokes the spectacle…it seems to me that I become stupid again, as I was when the boat stopped, and a canoe landed me on the beach. Once, […]

Such Is Life (poem)

      Such Is Life   The dream, a side effect Always asking ears be lent at waking times Ugly invest, imp of intent Garnish that thought, the sufferer selfcounsels Such is life, each become a theme Each devoid of rallying, or selfemployed, as is at broadcasting The dream, a side effect, now DNA […]

My Blog Week: January 9 to January 15

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     Critical Lapses (part four)           An excerpt from the Rush Limbaugh CPAC speech of 2009:   We see human beings. We don’t see […]

Fellyans (part two)

    Fellyans (part two)   The monarch kicked the lamp that had gone out. By accident…but he would, if he could see it, give it another from spite. He sought the cellar door, thinking to examine the sky. Experience had taught that skywatching played tricks on one’s balance, and tumbles in this place were […]

Hammersmith: A Prisoner Goes Missing (part two)

Hammersmith Thirty-Eight A Prisoner Goes Missing (part two)           The professor had ferried Minnie into his arms. “Here’s your gal…you take good care of her, mister. And I’ll just say adios.” To himself, Shaw could admit a five-second reverie of chucking it all. Why not tell Medlow, “Blame me. I let […]