Fear :: Four Quotations / Memorable Fancies #1688

“What most people are frightened of is other people. We are frightened of each other. And we have got good reason to be frightened of each other.” – R.D. Laing “You fear the others both for what they can deny you and for what, even under the best of circumstances, they cannot give you, and your fear of them knows no bounds.” – Roberto Mangabeira Unger “...the cruel joke of some crazy mechanic who made seven billion toy robots and programmed them all to be deathly afraid of each other...” … [Read more...]

“Your Operation” / Memorable Fancies #1650

At first they smile, tell you it will be painless. Then they show you the instruments and say no, they will not hurt you. Then later they show you what they took out of you, and ask, is this what hurt? And you say no, what’s left is what hurts, now. And they say, that cannot be, because there is nothing left of you. Then what am I remembering? you ask. You have someone else’s memory now, they say – someone who survived the operation. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Those Bloody Vampires” / Memorable Fancies #1586

Vampires, who can’t see themselves in mirrors, have a problem – the nicks in their faces they make while they’re trying to shave. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Oh, Nothing” / Memorable Fancies #1459

“What are you thinking?” “Me? Oh, nothing.” “How can you think of nothing? Can you describe nothing?” “If I could describe nothing, that means I couldn’t describe anything.” “Silly, that’s not what I meant. Let’s try again. Tell me about nothing.” “It’s very dark,” he said, “and it’s coming for you.”   <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: The Trees of Malice, 16 stories of horror and the weird too creepy to share. From Abuzz Press. … [Read more...]

“The Thing in the Cave” / Memorable Fancies #1230

[“The cave downstairs ... / And what / hangs out there” – Denise Levertov]      We have a natural fear, fed by dozens of horror movies, of what might be lurking underground, in the basements of our own homes. We imagine the bloody crimes that may have been committed there years ago.      And what might still be lurking there.      Film-makers, however, are expert in putting us off the scent. The real monsters aren’t in our basements, where we can just block the door at night. – … [Read more...]