Cash on the Dark Horse
Tragedy is misunderstanding. Misunderstanding is tragedy. Interchangeable disappointments. It comes undone if you poke it.
This is a hard pill to swallow. It brings into question make believe. How does one go about that? Where does one start? Is glue needed, match sticks and fire? What was there before the thought struck? Are we gods after all, making much ado out of nothing? Is Never-Never Land the best we can come up with? I’ll put my cash on the dark horse.
Only a fool rides into town on a donkey. That’s no way to spread love around. What an affront to the way of things! She loves me, she loves me not, and the daisy’s soon stripped bare of petals.
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… or just hit any of the following covers…