“My Absence” / Memorable Fancies #1685

[“The fiction of my absence” – Leonard Cohen] I make up stories about why you’ve gone away, why you’re not here, why you no longer listen to my own deep self-serving fictions,... [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished]   … [Read more...]

“Cavity Search” / Memorable Fancies #1620

The officers did a cavity search of me. They were very thorough. Where the heart should have been they didn’t find a heart, just a cavity. Aha, they said, a cavity! What were you intending to hide in there? And I said, it’s just an empty space; that’s what I've been hiding from all those others. They told me to move along, move along, there’s nothing of interest here.  [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished]   … [Read more...]

“Being, Ignored” / Memorable Fancies #1430

[“no others why no other have ever been” – John Ashbery] I’ve discovered that I made everyone else up. Out of loneliness, I guess, needing people to talk to, play games with, love. But if I made them all up, why do they ignore me, pretend they have lives of their own? <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: Pictures of the Invisible, a fiction sampler.   … [Read more...]

“Cul-de-Sac” / Memorable Fancies #1394

[“It is best to meet in a cul-de-sac” – Sylvia Plath] because we have to leave by the same exit, and we will not be separate for at least that moment -- no matter how separate we were before, together. <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: Everything Wants to Happen, the first thousand Memorable Fancies from this blog, revised and updated. … [Read more...]

“The Last Missile” / Memorable Fancies #1331

The last missile looks for someone to kill But there is no one <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: See/Saw. In this novel from Ink Smith Publishing, you can sell your memories for cash. And regret it. … [Read more...]

“Friends” / A Memorable Fancy #052

     Herbert had seven friends, but they all moved away. No one reads his blog. A Google search turns up nine hits on “Herbert W. Norton, Jr.,” but this is someone else with the same name. He is accidentally omitted from the company phone book. “Just an oversight,” SueAnn Carleton says, “I’m sorry.”      Herbert buys a gun, takes it to work, points it. Now SueAnn is really sorry.     … [Read more...]