A Memorable Fancy / Dark and Unexpected Fiction #324: Five Briefs

It was a sniffing-meeting, the first meeting between executives of the two firms. They circled each other like dogs, too polite to actually sniff each others’ butts but ready to bark at any provocation.


He developed a laugh track for torture films. It proved very popular, especially for covering up the gurgling, the pleading, the confessing to what one hadn’t done.


Lenny taught a parrot to say “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” so it could appear in TV crime dramas.      [– after Ludwig Wittgenstein]


Alice imagines she has never before heard laughter. She senses how grotesque it is, like twenty animals each choking on a bone.


While there are very many universes, all are exactly the same as this one.

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