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.

<END> … If you enjoyed this post, pass it on to your friends. If quoting or reprinting, please credit http://www.terencekuch.com.

Thank you – tk

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s