“Beware Your Dreams” / Memorable Fancies #1571

The book “What Your Dreams Mean” lists hundreds of possible dreams. Every one, however, seems an omen of disaster. Quickly you flip through the book looking to see if your own dreams are listed, and what bad things could therefore happen to you. This particular book is often gifted to friends recently promoted, on days of congratulation and envy. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Bill’s Shadow” / Memorable Fancies #1559

[“Are our shadows the same sex that we are?” – C.G. Jung] Bill seemed upset about something. He confided to me that he was concerned about his shadow. It was changing. It seemed almost to be female now, a little more each day. Already it was telling Bill to dress better, get a raise, pay more attention to his faithful and long-suffering shadow, less attention to the shadow of that bitch next door. [Book ad: The year’s hottest new TV series is a reenactment of a famous murder trial ... but … [Read more...]

“Three’s a Crowd” / Memorable Fancies #1458

[“...saying two is company when the third person is the person darkly spoken of” – Finnegan’s Wake] For an additional fee, our dating firm supplies third persons so that our clients can reflect positively on their twosomeness, their wish to be alone by themselves together. Many satisfied clients tell us it adds to their dating experience. We are also hiring third persons for part-time positions. Call this number now.   <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: For Anacreon, 30 … [Read more...]

“Just Like Me” / Memorable Fancies #837

         I took up Another You, Inc. on their offer and had an exact double made of me, my “Two,” a robot but also a living being who could do the routine and boring parts of my accounting job and keep the apartment clean, too.          Two turned out to be a nice fellow, really, but a bit stand-offish; pretty much like me. Sally, my current love, said he was “cute,” teasingly said she might like to date him when I was away on business.          The next day, I took Two back to the shop … [Read more...]

“The Banquet” / Memorable Fancies #515

At the awards banquet, there is a service plate bearing likenesses of the honorees’ heads, a ceremonial thing given out to those, like me, apparently not worthy of being on the dais. I carry it so my thumbs fall exactly on the open mouths of those honored. Or their throats. <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 … [Read more...]

“Who?” / A Memorable Fancy #199

Senator Gallagher secretly rejoiced when his old enemy, former President Hanson, died. Not to see that hated face again was his joy and delight. But then came the President Hanson stamp, the President Hanson dime, President Hanson Airport. Now the Senator saw him everywhere, couldn’t catch a flight without hearing the name that he knew would live on long after Senator Gallagher became “Senator who?”   … [Read more...]