“What I Said” / Memorable Fancies #1700

[“...irreducibly multiple meanings which continuously determine each other.” – Judith Butler] When she repeated what I said, it didn’t sound at all like what I’d said. The words were pretty much the same, but the ugly voice – and the twisted face – and the mocking, the mocking... [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“‘But you said…'” / Memorable Fancies #1645

I said something, and then she said something, and then I said something, and then she said “But you said,...” And I said, “Does this make you the wife-o-pedia of what I said? Who owns what I said, anyway, if not me?” Our conversation went pretty much downhill from there. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Alma and Her Names” * / Memorable Fancies #1047

Alma Johnson was called Alma Johnson because, although she was born Alma Gebhardt, she married Harold Johnson. This was a few years ago, when married women half disappeared and in upper-class circles entirely disappeared into “Mrs. Harold Johnson” and analogous names. But Harold Johnson died one day, and because he hadn’t been an entirely satisfactory husband to his wife Alma Johnson, after a year Alma took her half of her name back and became Alma Gebhardt again. Harold Johnson’s aged … [Read more...]

“‘I married a stranger'” / Memorable Fancies #1582

“ I married a stranger,” she said. “Of course, you weren’t a stranger then – not then, anyway.” [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Pillows” / Memorable Fancies #1322

The party you hate but your spouse needs to be there to talk up potential clients. The party she hates but you need to be there so people won’t (perhaps) talk about you with her. The party you both hate but both have to appear at to show doubters that you have not yet divided the bank accounts, turned away one to a pillow. … [Read more...]

“Our Attachments” / Memorable Fancies #1436

The attachment is attached, but which is the attached-from and which is the attached-to? Does the attachment realize it’s just an attachment? And as to human couples, there are similarities also. <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: At All Adventure, a Maltheist gospel. … [Read more...]

The Great “IF” / Memorable Fancies #1435

[“Why am I not frightened? Why am I thinking about you?” – Lucy Corin] I should be fearful, thinking about what you – not quite did, but almost – or said you might – and started to do... but then I was saved by the IF you uttered, the great IF that gave me lease, so that IF I ever did the IF-thing, then what you would do to me would be my doing: my decision, my power; not yours. It is some consolation.  It helps me sleep, sometimes. <END> See the author’s work at … [Read more...]