john bennett | love at first sight

Love At First Sight

They had a lot in common. They were superficially clever, in their mid-40s with the first streak of gray in their hair, and they talked non-stop.

They didn’t work. They lived with their mothers and were waiting around for the inheritance.

They got involved in all sorts of causes and took on responsibilities that they never followed thru on. People were always letting them down and accusing them of things that just weren’t true.

They met at an Occupy rally in Seattle waiting in line to sign a petition. She was talking a mile a minute to the girl in front of her and he was talking a mile a minute to the man behind him. They overheard each other and stopped talking to the girl and the man in mid-sentence and started talking to each other, their sentences overlapping and dovetailing.

Two weeks later they got married and flew to Vegas on the wedding money. They blew it all their first night and then maxed out their mothers’ credit cards.

Later in their room at the Bellagio they both broke down crying over a bottle of champagne talking about how the other kids laughed at them in grade school. Then they went down to the lobby and wired their mothers for more money.

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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.

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0 Replies to “john bennett | love at first sight”

  1. I absolutely adore john bennett’s “love at first sight.”
    great, compact and meaningful storytelling at its best.

  2. “Love at First Sight” is typical John Bennett. His Shards are intros to his many books. One of the many joys of my life is introducing friends to John Bennett’s writing.

    I have never been disappointed.

    “Tribute to Henry Miller” is always close at hand as is “Vagabond Anthology.”

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