Paganistan: Notes from the Secret Commonwealth

In Which One Midwest Man-in-Black Confers, Converses & Otherwise Hob-Nobs with his Fellow Hob-Men (& -Women) Concerning the Sundry Ways of the Famed but Ill-Starred Tribe of Witches.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Login
    Login Login form

President Half-Troll



Mere weeks after the end of World War II, a prosperous but widely-despised New York mogul takes his young wife on a skiing vacation to the Norwegian mountains. While there, she vanishes, apparently into thin air.

Interpol and the FBI turn up nothing.

Three months later, she mysteriously reappears, to all appearances unharmed. No explanation for her disappearance is ever forthcoming.

After a difficult pregnancy of nearly ten months' duration, she delivers an outsized, obstreperous baby with a head of unnaturally orange hair.

You will, perhaps, have wondered why, in certain circles, a certain disgraced ex-demagogue is known as “President Half-Troll.”


One of the great powers of story in every known human culture is its ability to explain the world as we know it.

Well, there's your story.

Explains a lot, doesn't it?


Last modified on
Tagged in: satire trolls
Poet, scholar and storyteller Steven Posch was raised in the hardwood forests of western Pennsylvania by white-tailed deer. (That's the story, anyway.) He emigrated to Paganistan in 1979 and by sheer dint of personality has become one of Lake Country's foremost men-in-black. He is current keeper of the Minnesota Ooser.


Additional information