Edward Thomas, "This Is No Case…"

This is no case of petty right or wrongThat politicians or philosophersCan judge. I hate not Germans, nor grow hotWith love of Englishmen, to please newspapers.Beside my hate for one fat patriotMy hatred of the Kaiser is love true:A kind of god he is, banging a gong.But I have not to choose between the two,Or […]

Jackie Barbosa Guest Post – Confessions of a Sub-Genre Slut

Please welcome my guest, Jackie Barbosa! # Confessions of a Sub-Genre Slut Before I get started, I’d like to thank Victoria for giving me a chance to blab about myself on her blog. Of course, the downside of guest blogging is that one has to think of something to blab about. Naturally, I procrastinated as […]

Siegfried Sassoon, "The Effect"

The Effect ‘The effect of our bombardment was terrific. One man told me he had never seen so many dead before.’ –War Correspondent. ‘He’d never seen so many dead before.’ They sprawled in yellow daylight while he swore And gasped and lugged his everlasting load Of bombs along what once had been a road. ‘How […]

The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover Outtake Excerpt

This is an outtake from The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover. It’s the beginning of a substantial menage scene which was cut mostly for pacing reasons; it involved the Duchess Camille, Henri, and Lord Maxime. I later auctioned a single, signed printout of the scene to benefit marriage equality in the United […]