My Blog Week: April 24 to April 30

All the Latest from Torsade!                                   A Word on the Week     Happy Talk           It seemed right to me this week, with spring weather so pleasant (in Southeastern Ohio) not to spend time […]

Catastrophe (part twenty-two)

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (part twenty-two)                       Behind the façade, plastered with their grandiloquent political programs, there is this. The negro can no longer feed the whites and the mulattos. The white does not want to die, and the mulatto would like […]

Fellyans (part four)

    Fellyans (part four)   He raised a warning finger. “Scoter, go indoors. Whimbrel, go with your brother.” Whimbrel had tiptoed to a spot, a particular flagstone of the walk, exactly at Scoter’s heels. Piqued, Scoter flung a dramatic aboutface, that skidded them both into Jorinda’s rosebush. “Ow! Ow! What’s your trouble, Whim?” “Not […]

agreement (poem)

      agreement   1)    is a murderer the new celebrity 2)   are bong shops good for failing towns 3)   new technology or none? 4)   if we mined all the gemstones now a)   could we bulldoze tidy covers b)   grow greenswards to obliviate temptation c)   have forests and orangutans d)   trade shares in […]

My Blog Week: April 17 to April 23

All the Latest from Torsade!                                   A Word on the Week     Good Stuff           Badmouthing, belittling, rudeness face-to-face, campaigning in the background to make a targeted person feel bad, or deny that person […]

The Mirrors (part two)

The Mirrors (part two)                                   To waste a few minutes, then, and litter her clean counter with a toothpick and tube of glue, Charmante undertook the odd little project. She let a drop fall between the wing-stubs, pressed the […]

Tourmaline: Nedforum (part four)

Tourmaline Nedforum (part four)                                 But no, still never, he wanted nothing to do with Vonnie. Next he saw a coexistence between unforgiveness and acquiescence, the one a forever and the other a fleeting-by, conditional. But also, he thought of […]

Marjorie Bowen: The Sword Decides! (part fifty-four)

Marjorie Bowen The Sword Decides! (part fifty-four)                   Ludovic sat stymied. Deep in his mind washed thoughts of finding this man out. They went to lengths, he told himself, Giovanna’s propagandists. Lengths, to portray their plague in so witchcraftly a fashion. Then…to what end, but that they […]

Depression Glass (part three)

      Depression Glass (part three)     He picked up before the ringtone had played out. “Ms. Nixon!” He sounded pleased. Or, she thought better, like a reporter eager to cultivate a source. “Don’t call me that.” “Merrilee. Things going gangbusters between you and my nephew? We can all expect…” “That is not […]

My Blog Week: April 10 to April 16

Posted by ractrose on 18 Apr 2022 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                                     On Monday, a reissue from The Folly, “Until the Last’s Returning”, with Dougal attuned to the casualness of mortality. Tuesday, Catastrophe, Hess beginning to explore the island’s politics. Wednesday, a fresh edit […]