My Blog Week: May 2 to May 8

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Charmless Offensive           First, a theory of mine. That the deep GOP cabal wants to burn Trump out as an asset. If they didn’t prefer him […]

The Folly: Each Nerve

      The Folly Wake         Each Nerve   She sails, within a fortnight, the Bowfin Wake, relieved, or like a living man Entombed, soon, shall heft aside the grinding lid And breathe He cannot whisper his secret heart to Howitt As a maiden sister might…though his friend invites it Howitt’s […]

The Folly: Henry Calmacott (part two)

      The Folly Calmacott’s Brother         Henry Calmacott (part two)   She is a young woman still. Thirty or thereabouts, I’d guess And when I’d walked out with Bess, once Or twice Met her down the Ram’s Took her to the picture show Right enough in the head, those days. […]

Mathilde Alanic: Shine! (part forty-two)

Mathilde Alanic Shine! (part forty-two)                                 x.     Annie went quickly and softly to her desk, wanting to meet no one in the outer rooms, only to plunge into daily work. Yet as she took her seat, the thin […]

Hammersmith: Want Nothing Will Write (chapter fourteen)

Hammersmith Chapter Fourteen Want Nothing Will Write               Aimee had taken her seat, facing the caboose end. Hogben, lost for choice between next to, or across from (or flight down the passage, and a leap to the platform), took a prod from the passenger behind’s umbrella. He scuttled and […]

The Folly: Romans (first Tattersby)

      The Folly Tattersby         Romans   We thought they were not men They, beardless, most, but for their slaves Vaunted trophies keeping costumed show That in all weathers tell their vanquished homes Came by war-engine attended Came regaliaed steed, foreguard of chariot Wheeled cage of sacrificial beast Gentled by […]

Yoharie: Plumbing (part three)

Yoharie Plumbing (part three)               He arrived at Zodiaque. Yes! We take walk-ins! one of its signs read. UV Regenerative Toning. Vesuvian Clay Exfoliating Rub. He was tempted to think a New Agey day spa, not…what the woman had implied. He felt conspired against, for that, and that Kate […]

My Blog Week: April 25 to May 1

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Ain’t That Dandy?           One of the little freaks of the week was the dandelion moment between the president and his wife—where on the way to […]

Explication (poem)

      Explication   Morbid feet on a ruminant’s road They are speaking likenesses of nervous rounding More than an anthropologist’s brush off An antelope’s roaming is found to be enough By epoch’s end we have all gone soft And taken to occupy our cushions gravely fanning a white layer of flesh Wise to […]

Mathilde Alanic: Shine! (part forty-one)

Mathilde Alanic Shine! (part forty-one)                         When she woke, a wan morning light was shining through her window’s upper glass. Her bleary eyes were attracted by a square of paper near the door, a notecard, its mauve hue standing out against the parquet. Curious, […]