“Suspicion” / Memorable Fancies #1691

[“A hearty laugh, my mother used to say, cleanses the air of all suspicion.” – Walter Abish] ...and makes the bamboozling a lot easier. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Laughter” / Memorable Fancies #227

At a party, Alice imagines she has never before heard the laughter of people in groups. She senses how grotesque it is, like twenty animals each choking on a bone. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Last Night at Eleven” / Memorable Fancies #1270

I laughed, hard, last night at eleven. This fit of laughter seems to come over me every evening about that time. I don’t know why. I’ve altered my habits in an attempt to stop it. No funny shows on TV at that hour, for instance, only slasher films. Watching them, I laugh even harder. <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...]

“Laughter” / Memorable Fancies #775

[“...a convulsive laughter without joy, full of dread.” – Hugues Le Roux]     The Leader is about to tell a joke. We know from his slight smile, from the way he holds his lips and cocks his eyebrows, that he is about to tell a joke. That joke. He has only one. Since we all laugh heartily every time he tells it, it’s the only joke he needs.        Sometimes I think he knows what he’s doing to us, how he toys with us, how the joke’s on us. But we are still alive, still laughing, roaring with … [Read more...]