“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...]

“The Tip” / A Memorable Fancy #377

[Scene in a diner in the manner of David Mamet. Characters are: A, an unsuccessful criminal; B, a successful criminal; and Waiter.] (A enters and sits down across a table from B) A: Fries any good here? B: Thought about our deal? A: Yeah, or I wouldn’t be here – right?                Waiter: Who had the chili? B: Maybe for the chili? A: Cut the crap. “Inside tip,” you said. B: Inside tip. Six figures. At least. A: Quite a deal.                 Waiter: Ketchup you … [Read more...]