“Eve’s Wish” / Memorable Fancies #1673

[“‘Oh to be Nothing,’ said Eve,” – Stevie Smith] Having just tasted the apple and realizing who she is, and who Adam is, and that neither she nor Adam is the Serpent whose coiling body she so much adores, envies,...     … [Read more...]

“National Human Day” / Memorable Fancies #1611

[“All human beings should have a medal.” – Stevie Smith] Congress voted to establish a new holiday, called National Human Day. On this day, everyone gets a medal just for showing up. Better or worse are forgotten on this day, success or failure. Drunkards are drunk to only with their eyes, and all sins are forgiven. On the day after National Human Day, of course, we take vengeance for the honors we so rashly bestowed the day before on all those unworthy, ordinary people, people not like … [Read more...]

“Fogey-ology” / Memorable Fancies #1554

[“When I say that I am an old fogey, I am, of course, joking.” – Stevie Smith] “No,” she said, “I am a young fogey.” … [Read more...]