“The Language of Hands” / Memorable Fancies #1529

[“Often those hands speak an unreadable language of their own.” – Kenneth Gross] I don’t understand his gestures. They seem to contradict his soothing words, but then perhaps I’m misunderstanding those splayed fingers reaching for me, the vigorous sweep of his arms, the clutching motions, the clawing... <END> Click on RANDOM POST above, for yet another something different … [Read more...]

“The Stones – I” / Memorable Fancies #1509

[“...the forgotten stones...” – Thomas Bernhard] This one is round. I’m hefting it now. Yes, it fits well in my fist. Very well. It seems to want to be thrown, as it might have been thrown long before, by some forgotten other. Yes, it seems to say, throw me!, but not now – not now – no one is near enough. Wait. … [Read more...]

The Great “IF” / Memorable Fancies #1435

[“Why am I not frightened? Why am I thinking about you?” – Lucy Corin] I should be fearful, thinking about what you – not quite did, but almost – or said you might – and started to do... but then I was saved by the IF you uttered, the great IF that gave me lease, so that IF I ever did the IF-thing, then what you would do to me would be my doing: my decision, my power; not yours. It is some consolation.  It helps me sleep, sometimes. <END> See the author’s work at … [Read more...]

Smashing Good Burger!

City of Falls Church Crime Report: December 14 – 20, 2015 Assault, 308 S. Washington St. (Smashburger) On Dec. 16, police received a report that a known acquaintance assaulted the victim with minor injuries.   … [Read more...]

“The Wilding” / Memorable Fancies #1367

They were yelling, hooting, tumbling out of their truck in front of me as I slipped into the dark woods, went deeper pushing through branches, stumbling on roots. Through the trees I heard them calling to each other behind my back, “there!” “no, he’s over here!” Why me? Because I was on a lonely road at night and they were eager to attack – anyone? Their truck was still on the road, headlights on but aimed the wrong way to find me; but sooner or later they might, just by random chance. And … [Read more...]