Yoharie: Because Society (part five)

Posted by ractrose on 31 Aug 2020 in Fiction, Novels

Yoharie Because Society (part five)             Why, he meant. What are you really saying? Time, Giarma. “Trevor, I think people should not get married.” She found her hands doing Power Point gestures. “I can’t fix this until I hear how it comes out, so hang in. What it is, is… […]

My Blog Week: August 23 to August 29

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   False Scruples         For a moment, let’s consider a recent Pew Research Center report of August 11, which finds that the term Latinx is used by only […]

Excerpt: A Figure from the Common Lot (Paris second)

Posted by ractrose on 29 Aug 2020 in Fiction, Novels

A Figure from the Common Lot Paris                     “Ah! Read it to me.” Honoré saw a gilded crown cresting a letter so ornate he couldn’t guess which it was. He did not know how to interpret such things. Her frown reappeared. And then Sylvie pressed a […]

Excerpt: A Figure from the Common Lot (Passage second)

Posted by ractrose on 28 Aug 2020 in Fiction, Novels

A Figure from the Common Lot Passage (two)             Honoré felt puzzled, as though remembering a dream. What had he been thinking? Michelet was Broughton’s hired man. He guessed, by the sound of footsteps approaching, that Michelet was not alone. But Honoré held Anne’s head on his lap, and could […]

Mathilde Alanic: Shine! (part six)

Mathilde Alanic Shine! (part six)                             iii.     The results of the contest were published, this paragraph passing from the Paris journals to the regional press:   We learn with pleasure the success of a young woman of our city, Mlle […]

Flame (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 26 Aug 2020 in Art, Poems

    Flame   You’re old You’re a tactic with a history purloined memory you tried and applied On the word of a bombast, his nazi*ish ploy it makes the town flame wonder what propagation popped the hinges, and whether here, in this place, a type too coincident gathered, for reasons the investigation hasn’t chaffed […]

The Mirrors (part fifteen)

Posted by ractrose on 25 Aug 2020 in Fiction, Novels

The Mirrors (part fifteen)                                 *Today’s episode contains a racial epithet in the dialogue of one of the characters.       “No…” His mouth lost that power at times to form words, no mental turning from place of threat […]

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

Posted by ractrose on 24 Aug 2020 in Fiction, Novels

The Totem-Maker Chapter Eight Crafter Becomes Maker (part six)           The Kale-Kale had built Toboro on the strength of their fine craftworkings: the potters, the stonemasons, the jewelers, the weavers. They lived on the sea, they traded by the sea, but did not much sail or fish. The fire mountain left […]

My Blog Week: August 16 to August 22

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week       Readers, we are here within the Safe Box o’ Fiction, to moot a theoretical scenario. President Whump has again thought of a clever thing. It’ll be a big […]

Excerpt: A Figure from the Common Lot (Imprisoned second)

Posted by ractrose on 22 Aug 2020 in Fiction, Novels

A Figure from the Common Lot Imprisoned (seven)         Glancing up, he found himself regarded narrowly. “It is no matter to send for references. I am newly arrived in Paris…this was what I had begun to say. Today you will see for yourself the sort of work I’m able to do.” Honoré […]