“Our Conspiracy” / Memorable Fancies #1696

[“It’s our conspiracy to see ... the world one way” – Alice Fulton] Yes, all people of good will agree that the world is as it is, and that anyone who disagrees, who attempts to see through the veil that covers our eyes – anyone who does that, well, we conspire to see them one way, too, the only possible way for our conspiracy to see them, deal with them... [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Lost in the Mall at Age Five” / Memorable Fancies #1624

Lost in the mall at age five – the universal American false memory. But it actually happened. Mothers were persuaded to ‘lose track' of their children for up to an hour, while Mall security escorted the boys and girls to secret re-education centers deep below the anchor department store. The procedure was quick and (usually) painless, and the children were then re-united with their parents. What were these children ‘taught’ while they were underground? Don’t you know? – you were one of them. … [Read more...]

“Conspiracy Theory – IV” / Memorable Fancies #1536

Every day, we conspirators signal to each other: a word, a wink, a secret handshake, passwords like “Hi, there,” or “How y’all doin’?” or a knowing nod. Just normal behavior, doesn’t it seem like? That’s the diabolical part of all this: until we’re triggered for action, everything seems normal. Even to us. But just wait.  [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished]   … [Read more...]

“Conspiracy Theory – IV” / Memorable Fancies #1423

Representatives of three conspiracies meet at a restaurant and pretend there are no conspiracies and they’re there only to see if the paté is as good as the Times reviewer claimed. But unknown to them, the sous chef... <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: Try Try Again – A novel of deadly U.S. political intrigue from Ashton Publishing Group (Australia). … [Read more...]

“Conspiracy Theory – I” / Memorable Fancies #1391

Remember your first-grade teachers, and their confidential meetings with your mom and dad? That was a cover for giving them instructions on how to enlist you, without your knowing, in the vast conspiracy, yes, the one you’ve suspected mom and dad were part of all along. Didn’t they look at you a little differently when they came back from those meetings? <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: The Trees of Malice, 16 stories of horror and the weird too creepy to share. From Abuzz … [Read more...]

“The Deadly Memes” / Memorable Fancies #1209

     Do the stories replicate, making many copies? That is, is the story told by many people at the same time, like the flu, or one at a time, like passing a baton?      And if one meme meets another in someone’s mind, do they sniff each other like dogs, deciding enemy or friend?      And what is each meme trying to get us to do?      Is there an ‘inoculation’ meme that can save us from the others? A prevention, possibly a cure?      And who starts them ... what’s that pounding on … [Read more...]

“The Conspiracy” / Memorable Fancies #532

[“What these conspiracy theorists don’t know, that all cops and journalists know, is that there are always holes in stories.” – Curator, Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas]      Events are discontinuous; there are always lacunae. Our minds have evolved to disguise this, to fill in the blanks between the movie frames. Events break up, repeat, leave gaps. The mindfilm breaks and is spliced, not always cleanly. Among our bits and digits randomness grows, becomes parts of other stories, other people, … [Read more...]