john bennett | victory at long last

Victory at Long Last

I am so far gone, so far over the line, so far past the point of no return. There I am at the end of a work day, one arm dangling from ripped ligaments, the other frozen at the wrist, an abscessed tooth pounding in my mouth, my left eye swollen shut, my gut full of Dacron arteries and mesh…

So this is the rose garden nobody promised, stripped bare of dreams and illusion, rewards and enticements, a place where the whole thing comes unglued.

Okay then, smash me up. I’ll still never look back, and I renounce all that you stand for.

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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