One Step Thru the Looking Glass
There’s no fool like an old fool. There’s no number like the square root of seven. There’s no age like the Golden Age. There’s no hope like the last blink of despair.
Friendliness is a double-edged sword. Contempt is a last resort. Water finds its way around obstacles.
These are fragments to be shaped into monuments. To be loaded into awareness like bullets and fired into the target, into a wall, into the blank stare of God.
There’s a way to start over. To resurrect the dream mummy and send him goose stepping down the road. Crazy love’s still an option, all’s not lost. Turn on the smile machine, roll your eyes, wiggle one ear then the other, do a dance. See how smooth it unravels, like confetti thrown from tall buildings after the war. See how the colors swarm and the rooster crows?
One step thru the looking glass and it’s all yours again.
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…