Fish Man squats Fatima Mansions, a tumbledown townhouse on Pentonville Square. The building is in all day shadow behind iron tooth-pick railings on a scrap of dirt. The windows are boarded and the front door padlocked. But the board at this window, here, is a sham. It is nailed once at the top of the … Continue reading The Hollow Men.
A salmon, glistening, unexpected, in silver breastplate armour, unprotected, rose from the unseen other realm, breathed once upon this August mirror, ecstatic at the vision found there, arched, brief in sunlight - beneath the river, disappeared ˙ just as the bells of St. Lawrence pealed the final quarter tones of the hour, concentric circles on … Continue reading This Stunning Creature.
September 24 2005 Croydon Phoned The Ship and Joel E trying to track down my scissors. No joy. Wrote a postcard to Nick B and one to Alaster G. Phoned Scream Studios and booked a rehearsal with Santiago for next week. Met Magic Sam at The Hogshead for lunch - tomato soup, crusty roll with … Continue reading Notes From a Fragile Island…29
The night before our wedding vows were exchanged, we changed the bedding. Cotton from Cairo to Carlisle, you said. And, amid these mills and pyramids unfolded, tucked and spread, we slept. o Dreamed freedoms formed from enslavements; cold words are never sentenced here. We have no need for apple crops, tobacco shops, or any other … Continue reading From Cairo To Carlisle.
Then, all at once, and everywhere, an explosion, a mighty crash, tore the restaurant asunder, ˚ momentarily waking me, or willing me to sip further the elixir she held to me, ˚ and the birthday began again. Rice, like wedding confetti, fell from above and I Was reborn.
Jeff Flesch's volume Nature Speaks (of Love & Sorrow), a fine and thoughtful meditation on love (and sorrow) is published September 1st 2022 by Experiments In Fiction (EIF). This slender volume has been gathering many great reviews on its pre release and to find out a little more do join Jeff and Ingrid (EiF) on … Continue reading Nature Speaks (of Love & Sorrow) Jeff Flesch. #EiF