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

Posted by ractrose on 30 Aug 2020 in The Latest

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 […]

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 […]

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

Posted by ractrose on 23 Aug 2020 in The Latest

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 […]

Mathilde Alanic: Shine! (part five)

Mathilde Alanic Shine! (part five)                         But Mme Barral insisted. It was difficult to back away…almost against her heart’s counsel, Annie finished the sharing of her news. She saw the widow’s eyes grow round in astonishment. “The first prize! To you?” The exclamation betrayed […]

Switch (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 19 Aug 2020 in Art, Poems

      Switch   your living was got by pleasing cats unthreading shoestrings of thin cord and leather letting stains that mark deliberations dashed in on places of established quality boundaries where the departed show no signs of rising, stains be left in service to an outreaching new dynamic where the human way, so […]

The Mirrors (part fourteen)

Posted by ractrose on 18 Aug 2020 in Fiction, Novels

The Mirrors (part fourteen)                             The dark around the lantern’s circle was pitch, for the contrast. But lifting her eyes, Charmante could see a twilight sky above the river, and orange…an unpromising sunset that would cloud over ahead of dying. William said, […]