“Names Anonymous” / Memorable Fancies #3018

[“Being named or seeing oneself given one’s proper name is something like being invaded by sadness.” – Jacques Derrida] I have a name; many names. Handles, the others think, by which they can lift and move me, like a pan onto the stove. But all of these names, I refuse. No name names me. Even the names I tell myself I am. > “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

A Horror Story of a Plague Like Ours

FYI :: My long short story, "Blood Mist," was published in Shade City Review's 7th Sin Anthology in 2011, and collected in my book titled The Trees of Malice (Abuzz Press, 2014), which is currently available on Amazon in both book and Kindle formats: see under author Terence Kuch. I hope you might be interested enough to look into this. Before it's too late.     … [Read more...]

“We Seek in Vain” / Memorable Fancies #3020

[“We seek in vain to create in ourselves the belief that the object really exists.” – Judith Butler] I made her up, yes I did. But that wasn’t enough. I wanted more than my invention; I wanted someone I hadn’t expected, hadn’t programmed. I worked hard to develop such a machine, and after many hours of work there she was: surprising, unpredictable. That, it turned out, was the problem. “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. … [Read more...]

“Louder” / Memorable Fancies #3016

What is this sound, so loud? It seems to be a demand; first and most urgently, that I understand its demands. Now it’s louder, impatient. It blusters, threatens. But, like any power, what it wants at first seems clear, but later less, the more I hear. I shrug and await tomorrow’s new loud words. Louder. > “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

” ‘Struggling’ “

Have you noticed that "struggling" in the past few years is no longer a compliment, and has become a disparaging portrait of despair? "Struggling" is supposed to mean bravely grappling with problems against the odds, such as growing up poor or handicapped, then proving yourself able to surmount obstacles, not just giving up. -- Now, it just means "failing." … [Read more...]

“Do the Zombie, or Vice Versa” / Memorable Fancies #3015

[“If dead people walked outside our windows we would be no more excited” – Lydia Davis] ... than if dead people walked inside our windows. If that were to happen, we would really be excited – but not for long. > “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“Call It Love” / Memorable Fancies #3014

[“...you’re allowed to stay too long / and call it love.” – Allison Davis] I stayed too long and called it love, but you just called it ... staying too long. > “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]