“My Extra Life” / Memorable Fancies #2817

[“I dream of an extraordinary extra life I am going to lead someday,” – Anaȉs Nin] I told my extra life to wait until I’m finished with this one, but no – it wanted to be real right away. It told me that my current life was ... expendable ...  >> "books Terence Kuch" on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << [below: a play available from the publisher, stageplays.com] … [Read more...]

“Always the Same” / Memorable Fancies # 2816

At the Loved-One Shop, clothes of dead people are donated by their families and bought for a dollar or two by others, proceeds to charity. One customer is telling the cashier about the time she’d found a note in her late husband’s sweater, maybe his last words. “It didn’t say anything important. I don’t think so, anyway; I never could read his handwriting.” “Oh,” the cashier said, dismissively, “I see those notes all the time. Most of these donated things have notes in their pockets. I used to … [Read more...]

“Our statues have no mouths” / Memorable Fancies #2815

In our kingdom, we raise statues of those brave or foolish enough to attack the enemy and die. These statues have been carved without mouths, lest the dead wound with angry words those who sent them into combat in a war where none would survive but statues.  >> "books Terence Kuch" on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

:: “Sleep On It” / Memorable Fancies #2813

[“I remained for some time undecided even in my dreams.” – Lydia Davis] “Sleep on it,” Mary said. “In the morning you won’t be confused anymore; you’ll know what to do.” But the morning brought only new indecision, as I dreamed I heard her tell her friends what she’d told me, had predicted little sleep for me, continued confusion. > See “books Terence Kuch” for more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“Just Saying” / Memorable Fancies #2812

["There is no longer anything on which there is nothing to say." - Jean Baudrillard] ... because if you name this thing, the damage has been done. You have brought this thing into being by calling it out of the undifferentiated flux, all its verbs and nouns flailing to be understood, its adjectives eager to qualify and quantify."  >> "books Terence Kuch" on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. <<   … [Read more...]

“Conjure-Words” / Memorable Fancies #2811

The ancient conjure-words were captured from our old ones by a magician, but when he uttered them, the words slew him and escaped. Now the words are loose, looking for someone else to speak them; someone like ... You. >> "books Terence Kuch" on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. <<   … [Read more...]

“Sweet Dreams” / Memorable Fancies #2810

["In what nightmare will you star? - Kofi Awoonor] If I'm starring it won't be a nightmare. My nightmares are dreams where other people star. … [Read more...]