My Curious Reading: Connections, Discoveries

Posted by ractrose on 29 Mar 2017 in Non-Fiction

My Curious Reading Connections, Discoveries Introduction:       In actuality, do we need customer reviews? People reportedly give a greater number of ratings in the four-star range than any other. We withhold a degree of our enthusiasm, we don’t five-star as often…and what makes a thing good, but not very good, fair but not good, […]

The Smell of the Crowd (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 21 Mar 2017 in Art, Poems

    The Smell of the Crowd   see justice pulled from the frying pan nicely crisped at the edges, greased both sides you may say, done the owner considers the tone a diminution in the smell of the crowd his helpers lose keenness for their work all of them wishing to be at home, […]

The Big Pants: final

Short Stories The Big Pants  (final)       He saw Jackie wander off, before he was done talking. Down in the valley some co-op, in conjunction with the Messerman compound, farmed rows of shining greenery in cages; that radio free veg the Messermans sold to their clients, along with the online courses. A flag […]

Ambition (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 5 Mar 2017 in Art, Poems

    Ambition   “I tell you it tickles the governor He never minds it seeing his natives in western dress But such times he entertains a delegation Then, you know, it’s about pleasing the customer If you get me The coffee-baron’s wife said it three times On the boat coming up the river How […]

The Big Pants: part five

Short Stories The Big Pants (five)         So it was, that if any place close to Pacifica Terrace had been a possibility for renting, her family would suffer, for having found a place to settle. She would have to enroll the children in a school. Which she wanted, very much, to do…but […]