Eight: agreement (poem)

    agreement       agreement question                               (2021, Stephanie Foster)      

Years Ago (poem)

      Years Ago   Years ago, he said, I told a lie I know you aren’t the kind to entertain A callous repeating of cruel things I was at fault I had a weakness I atone   Of course she had done it At whatever time they met allusion To their dirty time […]

My Blog Week: January 17 to January 23

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week       As I told you last week, I’ve been rereading a favorite from the past, the Lloyd Alexander series, The Chronicles of Prydain. I thought I’d share this:   […]

Celebrated (part eighteen)

Celebrated (part eighteen)                           Enderley caught him. “Mr. Carter hasn’t gone out?” “No, he hasn’t, Mr. Enderley, and he doesn’t mean to. Says so.” “Moore…” The head steward then told him to do just what he was doing. “Go to your berth, if […]

Mathilde Alanic: Shine! (part twenty-seven)

Mathilde Alanic Shine! (part twenty-seven)                               Third Part Dure Lex, Sed Lex (The law is harsh, but it is the law.)     A new country met the eyes of the traveler. One of salt flats and dunes, naked or planted […]

Marjorie Bowen: The Sword Decides! (part seven)

Marjorie Bowen The Sword Decides! (part seven)                       Chapter III The Entry into Naples         The midday sun burned in the blazing white streets. Heavy on the air lay the perfume of Sorrento’s orange groves, while the city rang with the tolling […]

Amulet Two (poem)

      Amulet Two   Corin’s parents, in the satellite radio boom Had been a pair of patterers playing the roles of that shopping couple at the home improvement store On the strength of which they’d been given their live show… Times alter fates. No call to say busted down, but relegated to a […]

The Totem-Maker: Crafter Becomes Maker (part fifteen)

The Totem-Maker Chapter Eight Crafter Becomes Maker (part fifteen)             “Zaza, break your egg and wish you had made better gifts,” Iokka whispered to her. She snatched up her treasure instead, cradling the egg safe as though he might steal it. To his brother slowest of wit, Iokka whispered next: […]

My Blog Week: January 10 to January 16

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week     Robo-Republicans             I’ve been rereading, after decades, a book series I loved as a youngster: Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain. Well. Lord Gwydion has […]

Celebrated (part seventeen)

Celebrated (part seventeen)                           “Well, Brill’s pal, partner…did you ever meet Ian Charles Guiness?” “Was he…?” Tom gestured, slicking a palm above his head. The hairstyle, yes…the blow-dried loft. Also, there had been long carpety sideburns. But she completed for him, “A son […]