Celebrated (part four)

Novella Celebrated (part four)                     He grinned. They were sharing a joke, and Tom thought he’d won at last. He had got farther inside than some of his classmates. Go to the history library, she told him. Find books with pictures, get a feel for your […]

Tourmaline: Nedforum (part three)

Tourmaline Nedforum (part three)                           She quit detaining him by the arm and spat into the mouth of his sack. She sped off across the park, and Anton felt nearly paralyzed by the intensity of the waves. “Really. Let mine be from the […]

Mathilde Alanic: Shine! (part thirteen)

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it hates (poem)

    it hates   it curls into a fetal crouch reminds itself of cruel conspirators doesn’t remind from the couch, it watches a song once loved now sells young customers sailcloth uppers organic scuffs, the rubber sustainably harvested, no less… Harvested! Makes it think of the old tractor brand… All snuffled up by corporate […]

The Mirrors (conclusion)

The Mirrors (part twenty-two)                         But if she were to bring it up with Esta, she must decide. Whether more of her father than her memories afforded mattered…whether she wouldn’t rather not. Her parents were not two adults with a marriage between them, they […]

The Totem-Maker: Crafter Becomes Maker (part nine)

The Totem-Maker Chapter Eight Crafter Becomes Maker (part nine)           Jute, at a round of applause, stepped out veiled, and made a pretense of searching faces. “Lord Ei I know, and Pravor Castor, brother of that man Tnoch…” She spoke to the Peddler, giving me a mild thrill. Also, a minor […]

My Blog Week: October 4 to October 10

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Old references for new things     Back at some point, I bought A Warning, by Anonymous. My reason, chiefly, was that I wanted this book to succeed, and be […]

Celebrated (part three)

Novella Celebrated (part three)                 Her office door was open. In a building with steam heat and no air conditioning, most doors were. But Motley could be tried on this point, caught with notebook, jotting poetry; or, crease between eyes, grading papers… Tom’s mind, crossed by a thought—that […]

Tourmaline: Nedforum (part two)

Tourmaline Nedforum (part two)                               “Odd thing about them…you don’t call it nihilism. They hate nihilism. No, they actually want us guilt-ridden, as far as science can determine… They kill their own children, that’s our fault. We’ve failed our Jocs, and […]

Mathilde Alanic: Shine! (part twelve)

Mathilde Alanic Shine! (part twelve)                         “I’ve anticipated all of that,” M. Conan said. “The environment is against you. Fresh air is needed. Well! Perhaps Mme Conan has again found the best answer to these obstacles…yes, we’ve discussed you. You must live in Paris […]