“Bill’s Shadow” / Memorable Fancies #1559

[“Are our shadows the same sex that we are?” – C.G. Jung] Bill seemed upset about something. He confided to me that he was concerned about his shadow. It was changing. It seemed almost to be female now, a little more each day. Already it was telling Bill to dress better, get a raise, pay more attention to his faithful and long-suffering shadow, less attention to the shadow of that bitch next door. [Book ad: The year’s hottest new TV series is a reenactment of a famous murder trial ... but … [Read more...]

“Tommy’s Problem with Shadows” / Memorable Fancies #725

[“And where are you going / That you take no shadow? – W.S. Merwin]      Tommy’s problem was that he cast no shadow. His classmates in grade school took turns following him and laughing and calling him names, chanting “Vampire! Vampire!” until the Human Sensitivity Office got involved and forced the children to apologize, which of course made them even more hostile to Tommy, made his life even more miserable.      Specialists were called. Sadly, they told Tommy’s mom and dad that his rare … [Read more...]