La Catastrophe de la Martinique: sixty-eight

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (sixty-eight)                   The bishop had spoken of Sodom. One of his priests, the curé of Point-de-Pitre, pronouncing a sermon on the 10th of May, dared only make allusion to the cursed cities… But what allusion. Here is the sermon, taken […]

Cadisk: Seventh Tourmaline (part one)

Tourmaline Cadisk (part one)           Nothing netted any longer from the ocean, the harbor and all its traffic suborned to a use, the district peopled only with transients, intractable Jocelynists, the never-seen detainees… Cadisk was a coastal town with a prison economy. Residents were less happy than inmates. They could never […]

Books You Can Buy

Tuesday News             Hello everyone! Some of you may have joined in recently, checking the posts on this blog, and might enjoy a little background. If you follow the ongoing stories, such as The Totem-Maker, Yoharie, Hammersmith, you’ll note they are unfinished. In a way, the stories are serials; but […]

Authority Weighs In: Sixth Tourmaline (conclusion)

Tourmaline Authority Weighs In (conclusion)                 Wrik ignored the private who waited to direct them. Herward on this excuse hung back, returned the salute, and spoke to Jovie. “Have you been introduced to the major?” “Are you bucking for general in charge of Miners’ Peak Tunnel?” Herward meant, […]

My Blog Week: July 28 to August 3

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week   Shut Down the Message       Why should we suppose, when the American president began to escalate his blatant racism, and many regular citizens recognized in this […]

Reckoning Up: Hammersmith (thirty-nine)

Hammersmith Thirty-Nine Reckoning Up (part one)           Somehow, the hour had come to this. A rising sun beaming insistent rays at eyes their bleariest of a lifetime. Alone at the kitchen table in Vic’s empty house, Aimee woke, not from sleep—a thing not to be managed on a wooden chair—but to […]

Authority Weighs In: Sixth Tourmaline (part three)

Tourmaline Authority Weighs In (part three)                 This largest prison complex was still in use. Converted by the G.R.A., it had the acquired name Sedtok: Southeast Department, population 20,000. The harsh sound resembled a Hidtha epithet. The Utdrife guardsmen had learned to use it with a smirk, as […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: sixty-seven

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (sixty-seven)                           II.     Let Us at least permit, after the eminent and sympathetic Gouverneur de la Guadeloupe, the bestowing on the new necropolis of our most feeling memory. Oh, formless jumble of so many […]

Authority Weighs In: Sixth Tourmaline (part two)

Tourmaline Authority Weighs In (part two)               A type of horn the herdsmen used to signal each other could be heard from three directions. The tightly stretched tent cloth vibrated with it, a low melancholy menace. The Utdrife did not feel themselves menaced. Utdrife these visitors must be, and […]

Sequence of Events: Anarchy (conclusion)

Sequence of Events Chapter Thirteen Anarchy (conclusion)             The poor girl had been only distracted. By Boxer, of course. Closing the door to the lobby phone booth, Rose wedged herself next to the box, rubbed her eyes…and these thoughts came to her. Boxer’s description was what the girl had given— […]