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

The Totem-Maker Chapter Eight Crafter Becomes Maker (part ten)             As when my feet had slipped off the cliff’s edge, and but for the scream of the eagle I should have died, I felt in those feet a nervelessness; in my hands the same. The reins were two thongs…one to […]

Celebrated (part five)

Novella Celebrated (part five)                 Because she had given this talk. Who’d stolen what, never named; Dr. Motley disappointed, not angry. She wanted the plagiarist to know, simply, that—don’t you think?—this was too much energy to devote to failure, when so little more would lead to success. There […]

Tourmaline: Nedforum (part four)

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Mathilde Alanic: Shine! (part fourteen)

Mathilde Alanic Shine! (part fourteen)                             The text was copied quickly, Annie thinking with pleasure of escape through the garden she saw touched here and there with the last glimmers of daylight, sunrays illuminating the trees, sketching lines of twigs and swelling […]

Marjorie Bowen: The Sword Decides! (intro part one)

Marjorie Bowen The Sword Decides! Introduction: part one                       A Different Kind of Translation Or (to coin a term), a retro-edit   I’ve been looking into the public domain, finding a few of the 19th and early 20th century’s forgotten-but-worth-knowing authors; but also the hackworkers, […]

Yoharie: Love Back (part two)

Yoharie Love Back (part two)               “I’ve kind of adopted this place.” And, she said, if Val was in the mood to just look here and there, they might shop on for a couple of things. “Sometimes, I get a bad feeling about Dad. Like if he had a […]

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)

Mathilde Alanic Shine! (part thirteen)                         Second Part Moving Towards the Light       i.     “Places, please!” The bus rumbled over the cobblestones of the Louvre courtyard. Annie, leaning towards the glass, spied the grand perspective, framed by the pink columns […]

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 […]