john bennett | somebody once loved him

Somebody Once Loved Him

He could have been a pretender. Or a contender. Whatever the word is for someone who trips over his own shoelaces on his way to the top. But so what, what’s up there anyway? More heartache and disease. More unsolved puzzles. Nothing left to look forward to, the slow backslide into memories.

I may be wrong. Perhaps he’s part of the “he who hesitates is lost” crowd. Anyway it’s packaged it has the bad smell of defeat.

Is it too late to start over? Come at things from a different angle? Perhaps he should rummage thru the old suitcase. There might be a tarnished trophy in there, or a stack of love letters wrapped in silk. Maybe if he reads the letters from start to finish they’ll resurrect his dreams.

Doomed from the get-go, and yet somebody once loved him.

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…

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