All Bedlam Courses Past (part nine)

          All Bedlam Courses Past   Chapter One The Peculiar Nature of Logical Science (part nine)     Her scheme was being upset by this ordering of precedence between Shad and his old master. She would have offered Richard’s father the water first, and on the strength of his needing to […]

All Bedlam Courses Past (part eight)

          All Bedlam Courses Past   Chapter One The Peculiar Nature of Logical Science (part eight)     A skull on a broomstick-figure, wearing a stolen shift and pantaloons (from a clothesline never to be admitted) had joined the war memorial’s tableau on All Hallows’ Eve of 1879. The county’s church […]

All Bedlam Courses Past (part seven)

          All Bedlam Courses Past   Chapter One The Peculiar Nature of Logical Science (part seven)     Kempf, she thought of it, still kept a housekeeper on the premises. Élucide stopped at limbo on the path, not noticed by Shad, working, or Old Richard, asleep. Hiking her book and the […]

My Blog Week: January 22 to January 28

All the Latest from Torsade!                                     This week, All Bedlam Courses Past, on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with the removal of a cemetery and its local impact. On Saturday, The Mirrors, Charmante at the Institute meeting Carmine again, […]

The Mirrors (part thirty-four)

      The Mirrors (part thirty-four)     She turned an armchair to face the window, saw a fenced lawn, a gated square, a wellhead, center. Godfrey’s ghostly face. She knew Charleton and Joseph had spoken here. Could anyone tell a secondhand story, tell it so potently the listener found herself walking at a […]

All Bedlam Courses Past (part six)

          All Bedlam Courses Past   Chapter One The Peculiar Nature of Logical Science (part six)   ii. Old Trouble     She had watched her laborers walk the fencerow, shadowed by a creaking collie; Shad calling out: “Well, Miss, I brung my hired hand. You know Mr. Everard?” Old Richard […]

All Bedlam Courses Past (part five)

          All Bedlam Courses Past   Chapter One The Peculiar Nature of Logical Science (part five)     “I feel, myself,” she said, “that we ought to dig and box, dig and box, if that’s not a crude way of putting it. The bones, the skeletons, being not intact. Don’t you […]

All Bedlam Courses Past (part four)

          All Bedlam Courses Past   Chapter One The Peculiar Nature of Logical Science (part four)     The lips parted. “Haaaaaaaaaaaa…” “Mr. Tomlin, how do you do?” Kempf said. Tomlin struck out a hand. Kempf followed its flight, seized it and shook it. Tomlin said something more. “He is telling […]

My Blog Week: January 15 to January 21

All the Latest from Torsade!                                     This week, I started posting the draft of a new novel, titled All Bedlam Courses Past. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday I put up the first three pages. The characters carry on the […]

The Mirrors (part thirty-three)

      The Mirrors (part thirty-three)     Once their feet lit on the road’s sparse gravel, and Veronica hoisted the lantern, they saw the car was behind, not ahead…they had landed down current, closer to town. Marian jogged off. Headlights, with the revving engine, blinked into fog. “Doesn’t look like anything’s wrong. Nobody […]