Yoharie: Neverers (part one)

Yoharie Neverers (part one)           “But places the landscape was uniform in appearance…which might be desert, coastlands, tropical forest…and, of course, among the Mediterranean nations early mariners generally kept within sight of land… So we see the building of monumental works—statues, temples, mausoleums. They were navigation aids, practically, as well as […]

Utter Blame: Fifteenth Tattersby

    The Folly Tattersby     Utter Blame   ‘De Clieux reports the Celtic daughter could be raised— His bride full willing,’ the host, sardonic, says ‘So far south as Quimper; the Contessa di Barucchi Has invited them to stay. And what can be the meaning of that puppy-doggish eye…?’ he demands of the […]

My Blog Week: March 3 to March 9

All the Latest from Torsade!                       The week began with a poem Monday, “Hacked Back”; in Tuesday’s Sequence of Events, a little leak of information, and Bruner’s recovery blues. Wednesday, a brief tour of funky advertising from an earlier century: Adventures in Research: Huckstering; on […]

Celebrated (part twelve)

Novella Celebrated (part twelve)             “I’m not a trash artist.” She wanted to laugh, and the matter was somewhat bitter. His head bent to the hand, turning one of the bobbles back and forth, catching light. Petra bought a lot of glass, long tubes of color, buckets of frit; she […]

This Game the Product (poem)

    This Game the Product   he I dunno true enough it seems not quite ay to raise it not quite ay, okay? complain why don’t you just, you no one cares these days by the way, you know very well, very well until they clap the cuffs on, how sore you’d like to […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: forty-six

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (forty-six)               Letters, carried by boat, which left Saint-Pierre at six in the morning, and were received at Fort-de-France, prove that in other quarters, in houses other than of this street, of Saint-Jean-de-Dieu, many women had not slept during the night, and […]

Adventures in Research: Huckstering

  My Curious Reading Adventures in Research Huckstering           As the news patron leafs casually through the daily pages, he may simply overlook the advertisement that doesn’t reach out and grab.    A brief selection of quirks and ingenious notions, from advertisers of the 19th century.         Take […]

Sequence of Events: Moving On (part two)

Sequence of Events Chapter Ten Moving On (part two)           Murchison sighs—a sigh of such resignation that Stanley, suddenly, has a vivid picture of the two of them sitting across from each other at the kitchen table. Viola is the stronger. Murchison wants her to see his dilemma. There is a […]

Hacked Back (poem)

    Hacked Back   To be a bramble, a little difficult, let one discern Your bloom This often said of you, in catalogues, powder blue Your sprouted canes No artist—not this one sitting here Much appreciates Stems with prickers, gets their woolen things entrapped Their fingertips A piece of you pushed in along a […]

My Blog Week: Feb 24 to March 2

All the Latest from Torsade!                             Monday’s post was the latest episode of The Totem-Maker, in which the character is taught a little about fighting. Tuesday’s Sequence of Events has Phillip Murchison encountering Stanley, adrift; on Wednesday, “Doctrine”, seventh poem in the […]