When the Moon Hits Your Eye
How are you today? I hope the moon doesn’t fall from the sky and hit you in the face.
I don’t know where that came from. It’s nothing personal. It’s not like I wish you celestial harm. Or the moon harm. Or the whole fucking solar system. It’s not that I want the universe to come unglued. At least I don’t think so. But then again, it would level the playing field and throw some weight behind my I-told-you-so attitude. It would scramble everyone’s game plan and set a trillion to the trillionth power quarks free to wander. It would take the wind out of Stephen Hawking’s sails. It would erase the national debt in a flash and put an end to the mortgage crisis. It would give us some elbow room and wipe out our silly notions of God.
I’m up for it. It gets me hot just thinking about it. It thrills me, and it’s been a long time since I’ve been thrilled.
I think I can make it happen.
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…