“The Revelation to Mike” / Memorable Fancies #1668

Mike has had tinnitus as long as he can remember: a head-buzz like a carrier-wave, the sound a radio station makes after sign-off. But suddenly, the sound in Mike’s head stops. There is complete quiet, the first time Mike has ever felt it. He has a sensation like he’s suddenly been struck deaf. But then there are sounds again, this time coming from far above him. A kind of throat-clearing. Then there are words ... [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Today’s Revelation” / Memorable Fancies #666

A young priest came to me today. Most worshipfully he stared at my feet and asked for a blessing. Then he said that he had – regretfully, in all modest humility – founded a Reform movement to supersede my revelations, or at most preserve them as thoughts known to an earlier age, beliefs no longer relevant to modern life. I told the priest that if there were to be a Reform movement I would found and lead it myself, not him. Then I sent him away to do penance. I know I will never found such … [Read more...]

“For Babylon” / Memorable Fancies #1357

“ ... Babylon of the golden sandals ... ” — Sibylline Oracles, Book 5 [The following is a free-verse adaptation of the Biblical Apocalypse of John (the book, also known as “Revelations,” that D.H. Lawrence called “A Hymn of Hate,”) Chapters 14-18] What I saw: Angel a-wíng in heaven, proud Gospel in its claws, crying       Fear God; for his judgment is surely come. And there followed a second angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city. And the smoke of her … [Read more...]

“The Prophet – III” / Memorable Fancies #593

     I am revered; every word is cherished, illuminated, decorated with gold and set in stone. The people say that my teaching has come directly from the spewing mouth of God. I do not remember this, but I suppose it is so. I am disappointed that the words they honor are God’s, not my own. Surely I have something to say. Don’t I? <END>      If you liked this post, please tell your friends and share a comment here or in StumbleUpon, Reddit, Facebook, or other social websites.      … [Read more...]

“The Last Revelation” / A Memorable Fancy #119

     My followers discussed, voted, determined: I have become infallible. Everything I say is revelation: written down, published. Experts dissect each casual word to trace its hidden meaning. Contradictions are reasoned away, explained. My occasional grammatical errors become the new grammar. One impatient word and hundreds are put to death. No afterthoughts are allowed me. Every thought must be measured, its consequences foreseen before I speak, or desperate events occur.     Overcome by … [Read more...]