High Stepping Thru the Wilderness
You’re getting close now, you’re very close, but you won’t get any closer, which is as far away as it gets. You fall back into the thicket, scratch up your ankles, your hands, your face, scratch your eyes out and turn inward, lurch down the long winding road, run smack dab into an invisible insight, curse it like a fountainhead of bitterness, wrap your arms around it like it’s a woman, grope and coo like a turtle dove but no response this is no woman this is an invisible insight but how can you be sure when you’ve scratched your eyes out and rap music is ripping your brain apart?
Anyway, who gave you the green light to go high stepping thru the wilderness looking for God?
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…