“Your Operation” / Memorable Fancies #1650

At first they smile, tell you it will be painless. Then they show you the instruments and say no, they will not hurt you. Then later they show you what they took out of you, and ask, is this what hurt? And you say no, what’s left is what hurts, now. And they say, that cannot be, because there is nothing left of you. Then what am I remembering? you ask. You have someone else’s memory now, they say – someone who survived the operation. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Those Bloody Vampires” / Memorable Fancies #1586

Vampires, who can’t see themselves in mirrors, have a problem – the nicks in their faces they make while they’re trying to shave. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Just Like Chicken” / Memorable Fancies #17

“Just like chicken,” the waiter said, but you’d never know it for all the sauce, too sweet for my taste, chewy meat. I wasn’t sure it was real Human, either, in spite of hype and fame, reviews in Dining Guide and word of mouth and all, until I saw the eyes.  [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Coming Attractions” / Memorable Fancies #1522

 [“I love seeing people come out of darkness.” – David Lynch] First, smiling and strolling, chatting with friends, lovers, discussing the film. And then more concerned, frowning as if about to understand what they’ve just seen. And then running, screaming as a gigantic clawed hand escapes the theater and reaches toward them – and then the other hands. … [Read more...]

“The Cliff and the Abyss” / Memorable Fancies #1518

[“They held each other’s hands and wandered along the cliff on the edge of the abyss.” – Pascal Quignard] He has a sudden urge to throw her off the cliff. The urge becomes overwhelming. But he stops just in time and she never notices what happened, what didn’t happen, what agonies of choice he endured. “That was a fun walk,” she says. “Let’s do it again next week.” Next week, he thinks, the same thing will happen. His indecision will be worth the price of not, finally, putting an end to … [Read more...]

“Oh, Nothing” / Memorable Fancies #1459

“What are you thinking?” “Me? Oh, nothing.” “How can you think of nothing? Can you describe nothing?” “If I could describe nothing, that means I couldn’t describe anything.” “Silly, that’s not what I meant. Let’s try again. Tell me about nothing.” “It’s very dark,” he said, “and it’s coming for you.”   <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 Press. … [Read more...]

“In lieu of flowers…” / Memorable Fancies #1432

In lieu of flowers, send a shovel and a strong man to dig me out. By the time you read this, I will already have tired of my new, dark home. <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 Press. … [Read more...]