“Can the Past Be Changed?” / Memorable Fancies #1631

Can the past be changed? If time is an illusion, then we can change the past. Make all those bad things not-happen. Make really good things happen, instead. But those would be illusions too. Go fish. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Zombie-World” / Memorable Fancies #1630

In a world of zombies, some, being bitten, turn into – people. Zombies flee from them, hide, form small desperate groups featured in TV series, movies. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished]   … [Read more...]

“Butterflies” / Memorable Fancies #1629

 [“To say a feeling ... is to diminish it – to expel it.” – Susan Sontag] Instead, just have the feeling; cherish it. Keep it. Pin it to a board like a dead butterfly, to your collection of things never said. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished]   … [Read more...]

“Imaginary Love” / Memorable Fancies #1627

[“‘You’ are eternally belated to the conversation with you that I am imagining.” – Lauren Berland] And finally when you show up there’s nothing left for me to tell you. I’ve already had my say, that final devastating confrontation that left imaginary-you without any possible response to imaginary-me. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Pig’s Kin” / Memorable Fancies #1625

Football – the pigskin, the horror of animals watching this grotesque farce, the pig taken from it its eyes, its legs, leaving a smoothness useful only for large men to kick, throw, leap on in a pile. The fans squeal with delight. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Who’s in charge here?” / Memorable Fancies #1626

[“I cannot self-terminate.” – Terminator 2: Judgment Day] [“I’d rather be nothing.” – Alien 3] [“It is forbidden to unplug yourself.” – Jean Baudrillard] Opinions differ about suicide. Some call every death a suicide, giving up the will to survive the disease, or elude the killer. Others dismiss this view as delusive; we have no say in our deaths, they say, however much we passionately want to control this second-most-important life event, no matter how well we’ve convinced ourselves … [Read more...]

“Laughter” / Memorable Fancies #227

At a party, Alice imagines she has never before heard the laughter of people in groups. She senses how grotesque it is, like twenty animals each choking on a bone. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]