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“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...]

“Everybody Knows” / Memorable Fancies #1906

The phrase “everybody knows” occurs 14,000,000+ times on Google. If “everybody knows,” why do we have to say “everybody knows” fourteen million times? … [Read more...]

“At the Limit” / Memorable Fancies# 1905

[“At the limit of what we mean / the other speaks.” – Robert Kelly] I ran out of words first that day. You still had words left, but saved them for our next affray. I know them well, your well-practiced words. >> [click Random Post on our Word Press page  – re-astonish yourself] … [Read more...]

“The Face of Fear” / Memorable Fancies #1904

[“The face in the treebark feigns afear.” – Finnegan’s Wake] Harvey has lived so many years in a house beside that tree, that his face is treebark, too. But now his enemies are come. With axes. … [Read more...]