Yoharie: Give and Take (part one)

Posted by ractrose on 21 Dec 2020 in Fiction, Novels

Yoharie Give and Take (part one)               Earliest on a Harbor City morning, L.A. large could be heard on the move. Smelled on the move…Savannah’s same daily observations, that the environs were trafficky, that car exhaust, multiplied, was stinky. That excitement, chance, sat around someone else’s corner, not hers. […]

My Blog Week: December 13 to December 19

Posted by ractrose on 20 Dec 2020 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Small Odds             This week marked a shift for GOP apologists, towards a phenomenon known as the Tail Wagging the Dog. A Wall Street Journal […]

Celebrated (part thirteen)

Novella Celebrated (part thirteen)                   This mild flag in enthusiasm made her like him more, that he wasn’t a thoroughgoing fraud. “Well, it’s that government program. I can say no to adopting another animal. But these guys are small, they pretty well fend for themselves…you’re not obligated […]

Flash Fiction: The Volunteer

Flash Fiction The Volunteer                         His arm held in the grip of officialdom, he would tug, but gently, allowing himself otherwise to be moved along. He would search faces for the onlooker willing to meet his eyes, and flash a smile to convey that […]

Mathilde Alanic: Shine! (part twenty-two)

Mathilde Alanic Shine! (part twenty-two)                     Once outdoors, Patrice quickened his steps in crossing the immense paved court. When they’d passed the next gate, he heaved a deep sigh and shook his shoulders as though throwing off a burden. “The Medici fountain! The flowers…ah! It refreshes […]

Marjorie Bowen: The Sword Decides! (part three)

Posted by ractrose on 16 Dec 2020 in Fiction, Novels

Marjorie Bowen The Sword Decides! (part three)                     Resuming his seat, Konrad spread the letter under the red light of the lamp, and went on:   “Madonna, as the Prince will enter Naples so soon, this is the last of the letters I shall write to […]

Gravity (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 15 Dec 2020 in Art, Poems

      Gravity   It was in the moonlight they carried on advice of an old client’s volume of ghost-spotting practices libraried by saeculum, decennium Was one of late ages, the folklorist said to make test with an object possessed of the dead   It was of a Mrs. Turnfeather inherited a chest of […]

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

Posted by ractrose on 14 Dec 2020 in Fiction, Novels

The Totem-Maker Chapter Eight Crafter Becomes Maker (part thirteen)             She told him that by the will of the gods, I could not be possessed or controlled. That I was patient, but that I need not be. That I would return and bring news, but that I need not return. […]

My Blog Week: December 6 to December 12

Posted by ractrose on 13 Dec 2020 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Speciosity             Americans have become bad arguers, and bad processors of slow information (which, in the way of slow food, is the old school goodness […]

Celebrated (part twelve)

Novella Celebrated (part twelve)                       Well, she was a bore, nattering in imagination. “Come look,” she told him.     “I’m not a trash artist.” She wanted to laugh, and the matter was somewhat bitter. His head bent to the hand, turning one of the […]