“The Game I Always Win” / A Memorable Fancy #388

[“I could lose, but I always win.” – ‘M,’ in Last Year at Marienbad]      In the sequel, M has invented a new game for four to six players. Each secretly chooses a number from 1 to 10. Whoever has chosen the highest number that no one else has also chosen, wins. A man called X gallantly plays but always loses. M always wins. A, the ravishing femme, this time leaves with M, having always liked the idea of being with a winner. Perhaps he will reveal the winning strategy to her; then she can be … [Read more...]

A Memorable Fancy #250: The Seeking

Now the house is quiet. The family is asleep. The surrounding forest crawls with things of night on their crouching way; each one seeks the mouth it will feed.                – after Alain Robbe-Grillet <END> ... If quoting or reprinting, please credit www.terencekuch.com.     See www.terencekuch.net for a profile of the author, publications, reviews, etc. His speculative fiction novels * may be purchased in paperback or Kindle formats via his Amazon author page. Review copies are … [Read more...]