“Regret” / Memorable Fancies #1410

I regret what I did but I haven’t changed my ways, regret being easier done and longer lasting. <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...]

“Dream-Sin” / A Memorable Fancy #413

[-- Michel Foucault, Mental Health and Psychology, p.xxxv quoting a confessional manual: “Examine even unto your dreams, to know if, once awakened, you did not give them your consent.”]        “Forgive me, Father, I have sinned in my dreams, done wicked things in my dreams, with my body and with other people’s bodies too.      “Did I consent to these dreams? Now how could I…?      “Well, perhaps, yes, Father, I suppose my unconscious must have wanted to dream about – these … [Read more...]

“The Remitter – II” / Memorable Fancies #124

       The door-alert chimed as a man, middle-aged, middle-height, and middle-weight, walked into the waiting room, looked around. An indifferently motivated assistant directed him to a seat among ill-assorted chairs whose plastic cushions showed the occasional stab wound. Rolf buzzed for the next client, and the assistant showed the man into his office.     “My name is ...,” began the man.     “No need, sir,” said Rolf. “Confidentiality is very important to us. I’d rather not know your name.” … [Read more...]

“The Remitter – I” / A Memorable Fancy #110

Rolf set himself up as an expert in deleting memories from people who longed to forget. “Sin Remitter” was his adopted title. All the terrible things you did, and your memories of them, and your memories of remembering them, and – you get the idea – all gone. Customers thronged to him. A few left without any memories of anything, their sins having been so pervasive. They wandered the city parks, wondering what terrible things they had done. A few sought forgiveness, but had nothing to confess … [Read more...]