“The Return” / Memorable Fancies #2738

A man returns to his home town after forty years. Sadly, everyone he knew seems to have died or moved away. He assumes this is true, because no one remembers the old friends he asks about. He looks for the home where he grew up, but it’s not there. Locals tell him there’s never been a house on that lot. He continues asking, now more urgently. He becomes suspicious. Who are all these new people? Why, instead of joy at his return, or even indifference, do children flee at his approach as others … [Read more...]

Your Citizen Number / Memorable Fancies #2737

Can you change your citizen number? No, your number is you. You could apply to have it changed, but too many records would have to be modified, your security status updated and rechecked. But, you say, I don’t have a security status. Wrong. We all have one, ranging from Super-trusted to Sometimes-trusted to Never-trusted to Leave right now to Run run they are after you they are after you // below: cover of a play available from the publisher, stageplays.com // … [Read more...]

“The Ten Million Colors” / Memorable Fancies #2736

[“In the land of the blind, all colors are unbelievable.” – Breyten Breytenbach] And so you teach her about the world without mentioning colors, without telling her that there are thousands, millions of colors she will never see or understand. To tell her about colors would crush her spirit, lead to despair. So you teach her only the word “black.” And she says, “What’s ‘black’”?  >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind … [Read more...]

“Me, Fossil” / Memorable Fancies #2735

[“This is a fossil of me...” – Meghann Plunkett] They pulled me into the future, alive, because my fossil – my future fossil, that is, is famous – will be famous, and the scientists wanted to examine me to see if, in life, there was some indication that I would become the famous fossil, the first body to be identified as American after ... the war ...  >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“Secrets” / Memorable Fancies #2733

[“...they live for their secrets” – Radiohead] I forgot my secret. – now it’s even more secret.  >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“The Nothing” / Memorable Fancies #2732

[“the temporary nothing in which life goes on.” – J.H. Prynne] I hope this Nothing is temporary, that there will be breaking news that Something has been seen – has been reported to have been seen, anyway – rumored – somewhere ......  >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“The Execution” / Memorable Fancies #2731

[“When a head is no longer sitting on its shoulders, you have a problem on your hands.” ­– Henri Michaux] Your hands need to lift up your head and put it back in its place. But to do that you need to find your head, which may be some distance away from your shoulders, now that the executioner has exercised his skill with perhaps too much vigor, has made the head plunge away from the body, go rolling downhill from the execution grounds, eager children rushing after it for a pickup game of … [Read more...]