Tea Leaves (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 6 Jan 2022 in Poems

hectored overcoat   body appeal lack of body appeal becomes a safety feature makeover success to lie in the subject’s future topicless conversations never a danger bright times ahead console against failure brakes read the feel of the brakes read as tampered I am managing this ice for you spoke the car’s computer please rest […]

Hammersmith: A Prisoner Goes Missing (part one)

Posted by ractrose on 6 Jan 2022 in Fiction, Novels

Hammersmith Thirty-Eight A Prisoner Goes Missing (part one)           “Now, it’s true, the Seltons have their origins in Nottinghamshire. So far as circus people have origins. It’s also true they were in France, waiting out their creditors, at the time Charley hatched. He was the eldest, second Mrs. Selton’s first. Then […]