Fiction. A small story occuring between the frames of a romance and a mystery, half-concealed behind an efflorescence of Joycean language. Thus did Mrs. Tansleigh-Smythe see them -- the moody Canadian head followed by the disorderly titan head followed by the beard-beshagged Calvinistic head -- emerging one by one up the side of the hill, silhouetted against the unrelenting blue glare of the briny Atlantic. 'Dull would be he of soul who could pass by a sight so touching in its majesty,' quoth Mrs. Tansleigh-Smythe, to nobody in particular. ON THE VERGE is a saddlestapled chapbook. Lori Baker is also the author of MINOR ARCHEOLOGIES and SCRAPS, both available from SPD.