The Totem-Maker: Winter Alone (part fourteen)

The Totem-Maker Chapter Five Winter Alone (part fourteen)             Night on the open sea often was alight in strange ways. The stars gleamed, clustered in places thick as crystals in a basilisk’s egg. I felt my eyes could drink this light and shine it before me…but the magic could not […]

Frédéric Boutet: The Ghost of M. Imberger (part six)

Frédéric Boutet The Ghost of M. Imberger (part six)                                 “I have seen him. I have seen him, no doubt is possible. I left the school of medicine at nightfall, after I’d finished my class. A car was stopped at […]

Yoharie: Existence (part five)

Yoharie Existence (part five)               notes for TWA 800 wallfly9000@aol.com   The beam weapon designed to disable enemy satellites was first in the news in 1989. [Tested at SW facility]. Also Russians launching nuclear powered satellites w/i this timeframe, fear these could be forerunners of nuclear space weapons. Crash […]

Frédéric Boutet: The Ghost of M. Imberger (part five)

Frédéric Boutet The Ghost of M. Imberger (part five)                             I waited before acting. The newspapers oppressed me more and more, with their lively mockeries of my blindness. Certain wise reporters, following personal inquiries pressed to the depths, had most certainly glimpsed […]

The Totem-Maker: Winter Alone (part thirteen)

The Totem-Maker Chapter Five Winter Alone (part thirteen)             I approach the place I was put ashore…the place where my fortunes changed, and I understood that to the Prince I was slave after all. Or disregarded by him, thought without value, for I had not yet passed a test he […]

Celebrated (part twenty-one)

Celebrated (part twenty-one)                 She had an awareness of herself, arguing at Tom with all she’d never… All Ian had never given her the chance— All she had turned over in her mind through forty years of explaining to him, making him accept her point, in mentally staged […]

Frédéric Boutet: The Ghost of M. Imberger (part three)

Frédéric Boutet The Ghost of M. Imberger (part three)                     “You don’t know him,” he said with conviction. “He has no interest in the world but his collections. He loves no one in the world but his wife. He has for me, who respects him as […]

Hammersmith: Epilogue (conclusion)

Hammersmith Epilogue (conclusion)           Mossbunker’s patronage had been lifted from the town of Hammersmith. Abel Bard looked at the prospect of Meadow Lane’s new houses, of all the Mossland development, hemming round the farmhouse and his father’s pastures, where he’d been putting in alfalfa… He talked to the construction foreman, who […]

Frédéric Boutet: The Ghost of M. Imberger (part two)

Frédéric Boutet The Ghost of M. Imberger (part two)                 But when three o’clock passed, M. Imberger still was not there. Mme Imberger now felt worried. The guests were beginning to take their leaves. M. Imberger was punctuality itself, how had he not arrived? She told her anxiety […]

New Book! Are You Haunted

Posted by ractrose on 9 Oct 2019 in Fiction, Novellas

Buy on Amazon! Paperback edition       Powell Kenzie has wandered, living the life of a vagabond, since his discharge from the army. The year is 1948. He finds himself in a small New England town, by watchman Lloyd Guy given temporary shelter in the remains of the Drybrook works. On the hill opposite […]