“‘I’ll be wearing a red incarnation’” / Memorable Fancies #1525

[“To go from life to life means having no personality of your own.” – Albert Camus] Well, here I am again; who am I this time? Name? Perhaps something French; that would be suave. Height? Weight? Sex? All these will become clear as my new life unfolds. But all those are externals. The ‘I’ in ‘who am I’? I gave up looking for him several lives ago, leaving me - just another is.   <END> Click on "Random Post" above - see something new. … [Read more...]

“The Mechanical Birds” / Memorable Fancies #1420

[“The air is peopled with cruel and fearsome birds.” – Albert Camus] Killer-drones are sent aloft to destroy unauthorized drones that blunder into commercial airspace, or peek into bedroom windows, or photograph police shooting a suspect. After the killer-drones have done their work, they look for other things to kill. <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: Fragments of the Future, 18 dark and unexpected sci-fi stories originally from StoneThread Publishing, now in a new second … [Read more...]

“Thought for Food” / Memorable Fancies #1188

[“Tribes of dogs assemble in the city and eat away at the ideas.” – Albert Camus]      Inspired by what we caught our dogs doing, we now create meals of ideas, main courses, desserts – we gobble them down so they will no longer exist except as something we’ve voided long ago, ideas we found troubling, indigestible. <END> A deadly plague strikes. Hiram Cayne sets out across country to exact a long-delayed revenge before he dies. [A story line from my collection The Trees of Malice: … [Read more...]

“Anticipation” / Memorable Fancies #845

[“Her virginity, discussed by everyone.” – Albert Camus]          Now, we don’t usually talk about virginity, and especially we don’t try to guess who is and who was but isn’t anymore, especially after that party at Brett’s, when...          But we make an exception for Lila, because she’s proud of her virginity, holds it over us with a superior attitude, as if we were no better than pigs doing it all the time and rolling around in mud the while.        We make fun of Lila but we’re … [Read more...]

“Last Wish” / Memorable Fancies #580

“This is the cemetery of people put to death.” – Albert Camus      The murderer, sentenced to death, asks to be buried among other notorious killers, if possible next to the man who has killed the most people. This is premium space; it is costly, exclusive, and in high demand. Our murderer confesses to more killings than he actually did. Then he makes a public plea for funds …. <END>      If you liked this post, please tell your friends and share a comment here or in StumbleUpon, … [Read more...]

“The Plot” / Memorable Fancies #528

“A murderer is not the best man to speak of crime.” – Albert Camus     The author of this murder mystery, the critic wrote, has provided a solution to the unsolved crime by implicating himself. But the novel wanders into irrelevance and the writing is full of clichés and unrealistic dialog. That is why this novel ultimately fails. The guilt of having written this miserable book only adds to the author’s guilt in having killed someone for a plot. <END>      If you liked this post, … [Read more...]