Yoharie: Give and Take (part two)

Yoharie Give and Take (part two)               Savannah said, “This job.” “Tell me again about the arrangement. What I want to know,” Kate said, “is where you see yourself, in, say, six months.” No place…was the candidate’s answer. They had talked twice; so far Mom had been good. Do […]

My Blog Week: January 3 to January 9

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week     Shame on Us             How do people get this unhinged? Or, how is it possible, even with a Trump mob wanting to lynch Mike […]

Celebrated (part sixteen)

Novella Celebrated (part sixteen)                       “Listen. I’ve taught this myself, I believe in it, there’s nothing wrong with it. By which I mean, in context, it’s the truth. I always tell students, I will never push you to do my work. I want you to […]

Hammersmith: The Professor’s Fate (chapter three)

Hammersmith Chapter Three The Professor’s Fate           Hogben had sat up in bed, to hear the rain still pelting, rat-a-tat-tatting off some plane of the inner house where a leak had sprung. He had known he wouldn’t sleep. The roar of the deluge appeared soporific enough for the Professor, curled on […]

Mathilde Alanic: Shine! (part twenty-five)

Mathilde Alanic Shine! (part twenty-five)                                 vi.     Before the end of a fortnight, the novice tourist found herself at Vannes. Already childishly delighted by the diversion of the train ride along the smiling valley of the Loire, towards […]

Marjorie Bowen: The Sword Decides! (part five)

Marjorie Bowen The Sword Decides! (part five)                     This amused San Severino, who knew of no passion he could not control. “Raymond de Cabane is a great man…a very great man. Likely he will marry the Queen’s sister, the Madonna Maria.” The face of Andreas reddened. […]

King of Chaos (poem)

      King of Chaos   The recruitment sheds are manned Each by a bobbing puppet on a stick Tittering in death’s head greasepaint Shanty coffins banged at Gothic angles, these Painted black, a bloated joke A train scores the hill, a parade float Straddled by some nameless King of Chaos Loitered on, by […]

Meddlesome: Fourth Allied Forces

      The Folly Allied Forces         Meddlesome   Into a third hand slaps the baton The host takes over an appointment of Fiona’s Her noble aim to steer some entrepreneurial matrons clear of ghoulish error ‘Error’ putting it kindly, he would have said himself Of prying baldly into tragedy…more so, […]

My Blog Week: December 27 to January 2

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week     Who Goes There?             The last week of 2020 seems to have been dominated by fakes. Early on, the internet was obsessed with whether […]

Celebrated (part fifteen)

Novella Celebrated (part fifteen)                       “You wrote a nice piece about my mother.” That had been her comment going up, just before the tricky edge past an RV coming down, that had silenced them. “I’ll have to look at that, back at the house. I […]