“‘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...]

“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...]

“Pretense” / Memorable Fancies #567

[“They pretend to declare a war.” – Albert Camus] But the declaration is also a pretending, a way of imagining vast destruction that may never be needed, now that our hearts are sufficiently black. <END>      If you liked this post, please tell your friends and share a comment here or in StumbleUpon, Reddit, Facebook, or other social websites.      Subscriptions to this blog are available at www.amazon.com/author/terencekuch or at www.bit.ly/Fancies. – or you can just Follow … [Read more...]

“The View from Nowhere” / Memorable Fancies #555

[“Strange error about our lives because we try to experience them from the outside.” – Albert Camus]      There is no objective point of view, no place from outside ourselves to see ourselves, or to see others. A private point of view is the maniac’s truth that he is the God of his own small space, and that his eyes see only the contents of his own mind.   <END>        If you liked this post, please tell your friends and share a comment here or in StumbleUpon, … [Read more...]