The Big Pants: part two

Short Stories The Big Pants (two)       “Um…” Tom answered. “I kinda wanna have one of those pictures…you know. Like when I can get into a thirty-two waist…you know, put on the jeans I’m wearing now… Like on my Facebook page. A big pants picture.” “Yes. Tom, is it? We do, in fact, […]

The Impresario: part twenty-one

Posted by ractrose on 27 Jul 2017 in Art, Poems

    The Impresario Part Twenty-One   A sturdy yeoman parts the throng, striding through Escort to a queenly, doll-like dame Poupée’s grown son with wonder eyes The wax-man’s pallor, Regalus Kneels and cradles in her hand, madame’s Surprised, she asks, “How do you, child?” The lifted face beneath the cowl, surprises her as well […]

Corey Jack: Actors Act (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 27 Jul 2017 in Art, Poems

    Actors Act   Being, at the wheel, free to fly, she’d closed her eyes Singing The light was red But he was grinning like a wise guy Revved and squealed off A Mazda pushed the yellow light and blocked her His rude old Ford was parked there Cattycorner at the Holiday Inn She […]

Adventures in Research: The Grand Old Party

Posted by ractrose on 11 Jul 2017 in Non-Fiction

My Curious Reading Adventures in Research The Grand Old Party           From the NYT September 29, 1880 “Grand Rally at Warren” General Ulysses S. Grant, a man of many scandals, was no longer President of the U.S. (as of March, 1877), but continued as a party campaigner. On behalf of Republican candidate James […]

Corey Jack: Crash (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 8 Jul 2017 in Art, Poems

    Crash   Jack, waking to a sense… Something stronger than a sense, he tells himself, a revelation No, not wholly that A reverberation A weight about the size of a DC10, going crash One he sees in retrospect was then The crashing down of a tired, useless epoch A life of swine and […]