john bennett | let the chase begin

Let the Chase Begin

Catch as catch can. Flypaper and tar paper and forged emotions. Promiscuous progeny, swiping the family name across the landscape of love. Gone the days of the tight rein, the matrimonial promise.

I don’t know how I got here from there. I don’t know where there was, where it’s gone off to. I shore up the timbers of my heart and bat my eyes at wenches. I’ll snatch the unobtainable if it comes my way. I’ll flash my credentials and give bird calls. I’ll open my arms to all comers.

Yes, it’s obvious, I’m shy on options, on burnt offerings. I’ve got a jackhammered resumé. I’ve lost track of desire. I loathe performance but I give autographs. I have dreams that knock the socks off the Tooth Fairy.

Catch as catch can, let the chase begin. It’s only while running that I turn into something beautiful.

click the Hcolom Press logo to visit the web page...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…

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