Celebrated (part nine)

Novella Celebrated (part nine)                       Otherwise, Greenwalter was decently informative; he dropped jargon like IR and ingest, but offended in this no more than most computer guys. He had heard of Voluntary Motion. “I started reading it.” “Great.” Meaning either once and done, or yesterday […]

Flash Fiction: Pine

Flash Fiction Pine                       Salvador had gone off, more of a brood than a hunt, though he carried his shotgun and walking stick. That suited Bridie, who wanted to feel free, picking over her herbs, seeing what had come back in the flower bed. Bluebells, […]

Mathilde Alanic: Shine! (part eighteen)

Mathilde Alanic Shine! (part eighteen)                               iii.     The first visitors were the personal friends of Mme Conan, belonging to the world of finance and high-stakes business dealings, and dressed by the best fashion houses…in that sober and costly elegance […]

Heneglwys: Second Allied Forces

    The Folly Allied Forces         Heneglwys     Sir,   In my researches into the vanished tribes Which predate the era of Coel Hen Who, I need hardly tell you, is known to the modern reader of the nursery rhyme A prelate of that village which calls itself Heneglwys Whom […]

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

Marjorie Bowen The Sword Decides! Introduction: part four                       A Different Kind of Translation, continued:   The format of a story—not its paragraphing style, but the skeletal shape into which a fiction is introduced—will deliver engagement or fail to, depending on whether the form has […]

Yoharie: Love Back (part four)

Yoharie Love Back (part four)               “Twist and bump.” Val clipped three into the crown of his hair, and had Sasha, so instructed, do the ones in back. Everyone needs loft. This is how you get the bangs to stand away from your forehead, so they look good, instead […]

My Blog Week: November 8 to November 14

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week Going Forward         Suppose you had an app, for spreadsheets or some such, used frequently and loved—but one day a virus came to infect it. Every document shared […]

Celebrated (part eight)

Novella Celebrated (part eight)                       She stirred. He said, “Hold it!” And: “Here. I’ll trade places with you.” He plucked at the zipper of her open parka, squeezing past. Tom wore a jeans jacket, his hands fairly numb. He brought the Kodak’s viewfinder to his eyeball, […]

Assorted Opinions: Unusual Turnout

      Assorted Opinions Unusual Turnout       Much noise has been made this week in pursuit of voter fraud claims…so far found unwarranted. But there’s another side to this coin that the noise drowns out: election fraud. Tales of voter fraud—individuals forging ID in some way, then voting more than once—have the […]

Mathilde Alanic: Shine! (part seventeen)

Mathilde Alanic Shine! (part seventeen)                       M. Conan intervened, annoyed at this shamelessness. “You forget, Josèphe, that Mlle Le Goël has no time to spare.” “Oh, I know.” She sent him a flirtatious look of rebellion. “But I also know that Mlle Le Goël is […]