A Torsade Triolet

Posted by ractrose on 23 Jan 2018 in Art, The Latest

Hi, there!                 Table of Selected Contents Announcements The Cartoon House A Figure from the Common Lot Inimical The Impresario The Folly      

Yoharie: Valentine

Posted by ractrose on 20 Jan 2018 in Fiction, Novels

Yoharie Valentine                 “Valentine.” The manager’s name was Dawkins; they called him Donk…not clever, but for some reason supernaturally right. Donk’s habit was to cast an eye from Val’s hair to his shoes, a rape-threatening eye. It was the term Val and Sasha, in the kitchen, laughed over, […]

Marketing for Misfits: Social Media

Posted by ractrose on 17 Jan 2018 in Nonfiction

My Curious Reading Marketing for Misfits: Social Media You are trying to sell your writing.         You don’t have hordes of friends; you don’t have a big, devoted, extended family who will follow you unconditionally and like all your posts. You need social media—because it allows you to get out of your […]

Poppets (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 16 Jan 2018 in Art, Poems

      Poppets   This beanbag poppet with a muslin skin Made to dance on its stubs Given vocals pitched high Pinched out of a pocket to tell of How it lounges most hours in a hammock Wasting time There’s a second poppet Made of calico and yellow floss Your Savior did not teach […]

The Little I Can Tell (part one)

Posted by ractrose on 9 Jan 2018 in Fiction, Novels

Yoharie The Totem-Maker Chapter One: The Little I Can Tell (part one)         I would not have asked to be born under a portent. The day of my arrival on earth began, at daybreak, with a fearsome one. I knew the story so well, I could for years picture the event vividly; […]

Yoharie: Yard Sale

Posted by ractrose on 2 Jan 2018 in Fiction, Novels

Yoharie Yard Sale                 The car pulled to the curb, engine running, a hand flashing up to the window. That, over there, the hand was saying to the driver. Well, okay, but why not? Kate grew antsy at Hibbler’s side. She said, tapping the frame of his glasses, […]