Mathilde Alanic: Shine! (part twenty-four)

Mathilde Alanic Shine! (part twenty-four)                           “A story from the time of the Revolution?” said Annie, startled. “Ah, monsieur, my ignorance would shout from every page.” “Build your world by intuition. Historians as well as sleuths are guided by it. Souls of all […]

a heart (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 30 Dec 2020 in Art, Poems

      a heart   probably one donated to science heart the metaphor exits scene psyche the metaphor can’t object she hadn’t needed heart, heart wasn’t feeling psyche without heart’s part thrives yet raises finished things she’s knitted furnished with both fiber and fat names them, explains them, discards them in their slots heart […]

Marjorie Bowen: The Sword Decides! (part four)

Posted by ractrose on 29 Dec 2020 in Fiction, Novels

Marjorie Bowen The Sword Decides! (part four)                     “You are master,” was the answer. “Remember afterwards I had told you it was folly.” And the Lord of Gottif left the tent. Again, the Prince flung himself onto the couch. Head in hands, he stared at the […]

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

Posted by ractrose on 28 Dec 2020 in Fiction, Novels

The Totem-Maker Chapter Eight Crafter Becomes Maker (part fourteen)             “There,” Liben’s wife said. “Now perhaps Liben, for the sum he is willing to lend, would prefer some assurance. Life, for fighting men, has its perils. Your brother has no house of his own, and the house a son builds […]

My Blog Week: December 20 to December 26

Posted by ractrose on 27 Dec 2020 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Done With It             The culture creates an era’s beliefs and practices; the society enforces them. This week, a few things that the Trump era […]

Celebrated (part fourteen)

Novella Celebrated (part fourteen)                       “Great names.” “It’s an inside joke, just for me. Don’t tell the girls.” He put a finger to his lips…all kind of fun and flirty. Odd, though. And it was late. “Are you staying for dinner?” “I shouldn’t. But…thanks so […]

Hammersmith: Hogben and Shaw (chapter one)

Posted by ractrose on 25 Dec 2020 in Fiction, Novels

Hammersmith Chapter One Hogben and Shaw           Hogben and Shaw climbed down into the root cellar, one after the other; Shaw, a respectable parasite, from wanting to be useful. Hogben, because he hadn’t seen it yet. He had otherwise sized up every inch of Mrs. Bard’s place. He also wanted to learn […]

Mathilde Alanic: Shine! (part twenty-three)

Mathilde Alanic Shine! (part twenty-three)                           “Morbihan! The Le Goël family came from there, a hundred and twenty years ago. My poor Uncle Augustin had so wished to visit the home of his ancestors! It pleased him to think we were fallen royalty…but […]

Holiday Special: A Cartoon Christmas Drama

Posted by ractrose on 23 Dec 2020 in Cartoons

Something different for the season. Enjoy the next couple of days in the snow!               Rudolph Buy on Amazon                                       (2020, Stephanie Foster)      

Eight: thesis (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 22 Dec 2020 in Art, Poems

      thesis   This is not an easy thing to say …or will be hard for you to hear or, he thought, we need to talk at last he thought, let me ask you… better, she’ll have to say okay no one says no no, because I wasn’t ready no, because you ask […]