“Night-Time” / Memorable Fancies #1912

F1912 The Night “Everyone knows the sun goes down at 6:30 every day,” chided a Nairobi newspaper, cautioning citizens to avoid the desperate night. You and I, so far from the equator, do not have this convenient clock. [above: the special wristwatch made for 38-day months] … [Read more...]

“The Prophecies” / Memorable Fancies #1912

A scroll was discovered during the exploration of an ancient tomb, and was loaned to a university for study. Soon it became apparent to researchers that the scroll was inscribed by someone who believed himself to be God. More interestingly, it contained prophecies of events to occur long after the scroll had been written. The fall of Rome was forecast in surprising detail; the rise of Islam; discovery of the new world; defeat of the Nazis; invention of the computer; universal connectivity; … [Read more...]

“Among the Dead” / Memorable Fancies #1912

[“I will wait for you / All your life / Replied the dead woman” – Apollinaire] That was her last note to me. Very touching. And now she’s down there. Waiting, arms outstretched. Reaching for me. … [Read more...]

for George Romero

George Romero (1940-2017) 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... … [Read more...]

“The Missing Body” / Memorable Fancies #1910

[“What is happening with the body in your writing?” - Bhanu Kapil] I wrote my novel and hid the body there. Only a fictional detective could ever find it. … [Read more...]

“The Friendly Doll” / Memorable Fancies #1909

Someone has given you a doll that makes you uneasy. Not a ‘Chucky’ – no, it’s friendly. Very friendly. It won’t leave you alone. It drags various objects into the house and seems to expect praise.  If you throw it away, it comes back. It acts like a dog who thinks you’re its long-lost master. And then it speaks. In your voice. [– after S.T. Joshi] > [click Random Post on our Word Press page  – re-astonish yourself] … [Read more...]

“Rumor” / Memorable Fancies #1908

[“The Athenians have an altar to Rumor.” – Pausanias (Second Century AD/CE)] – or so I’ve heard. … [Read more...]