My Blog Week: May 22 to May 28

Posted by ractrose on 30 May 2022 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                                   A Word on the Week     Blight           Last time, I discussed how denial of abortion rights is the denial of full citizenship, in a democracy where every […]

Eight: Heroic Courage

Posted by ractrose on 29 May 2022 in Art, Poems

      Heroic Courage   What it is is dying that, but…    if a moment comes you take them with your mouth shut, both Respectfully, no… Both torture and release No. I don’t think a hero can rescue a hero No, you’re half right, never boast, I’m saying Dying may not be requisite However, […]

The Tambinder Engine (part one)

      The Tambinder Engine  A McAlley Story (part one)     The subject was a Carmadge, from the far side of the world. She had taken her car on a poking, cautious drive, where guardrails were off, where asphalt webbed itself into cracked rings, undermined by rain squalls come too late. Horses were […]

A Faint Hint (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 25 May 2022 in Art, Poems

      A Faint Hint   Her view, behind a curtain of cobweb was of teeshirt-wearers tromping, a show of courage talking overloud. The girl of them shrieked. The player of ghost wished girls would not. One customer would dare it, soon Sooner if she wriggled her wig and shawl How lame, the actor […]

The Mirrors (part five)

Posted by ractrose on 25 May 2022 in Fiction, Novels

The Mirrors (part five)                                   For his sake she threw a keen look along the wall, where creeping charley undulated, wider in the shade. Rain began to pelt. “Get you inside, ma’am.” “No, I’m fine…” There, of course. A […]

Catastrophe (part twenty-four)

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (part twenty-four)                       “Decrais?” “Just so. Mouttet was only an instrument. Mouttet obeyed. You could well say that he died a hero, a victim of professional duty, if, in professional duty for a governor of Martinique, you hear […]

My Blog Week: May 15 to May 21

Posted by ractrose on 23 May 2022 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                                   A Word on the Week     If it’s not one thing, it’s another…           Have you ever been at the point of just finishing some projects taking up […]

The Cause

Posted by ractrose on 22 May 2022 in Art, Poems

      The Cause   You an islet, witness to an hour of rising You a fleer and a tunneler You at times overroofed by another’s Wasted heat Hate discovers you One of these will speak against you And the worst of these Enflamed the mind an empty fuel tank of fumes Swings a […]

The Mirrors (part four)

Posted by ractrose on 21 May 2022 in Fiction, Novels

The Mirrors (part four)                                   He put his head out. “How you like that angel?” “Mr. Carmine helped me fix it up. You see it there, in the window.” At a half-angle, the wings showed in their contrivance a […]

Tourmaline: Nedforum (conclusion)

Tourmaline: Nedforum (conclusion)

Tourmaline Nedforum (part seven)                                 The blue came alive as a moving picture, uniformed journalists furious over their phones, riding moving sidewalks behind bulletproof panels, along the plaza that approached the High Court building. Between the walks a motorcade moved […]