Bright Shining Moment
They’re coming to take you away, freckled angels and under-paid orderlies. So strap on your armor and march into the arena, it’s a good day to die. But then the games get called because of tornadoes.
See how our plans get foiled, how night falls and the stars come out? The invention of neon, the discovery of god, decomposing in a wheat field, hanging loose in a tree.
Is this where sin comes in and drains the joy out of everything? Soiled linen and bed pans, sour grapes and prognosis. Hang tough and wait for rectitude to show up out of nowhere.
We’re evolving into light, which puts a new slant on things. Love is an usher into that Bright Shining Moment. Take its hand and be swept along.
HCOLOM PRESS is the heir to Vagabond Press, which began as a main player in the Mimeo Revolution of the Sixties and continued publishing right into the jaws of the new millennium. HCOLOM PRESS embodies the spirit of Vagabond Press, retooled for the times we live in.
Hcolom is Moloch spelled backwards. Moloch is an Old Testament deity to which children were sacrificed, a practice society still engages in with increased enthusiasm. Consumerism is the new Moloch, manifesting itself like cancer in war, politics, the arts and religion, in every nook and cranny of human endeavor, draining the intrinsic beauty out of life and mutilating the innocence and magic of childhood with its commercial meat hook. HCOLOM PRESS intends to publish books that by their nature repudiate this pernicious force–novels, poetry, children’s books and books that transcend genre.
Our launch book, in June of 2006, was John Bennett’s novel, Tire Grabbers, a fable of sorts, a reality book rooted in the fantasy of our times, the story of the coming of Moloch and the children who rise up in rebellion against it.
Books of kindred spirit will follow close on its heels. Go for it by clicking here… or hit the Hcolom logo above…