Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy

The Undercryptic Lexicon, Photograph #11

March 31st 2013

The print is hand-stamped, “Missing, Texas”. The back reads “[BLANK]“. (Source: unknown) Tansy’s answer:  “Not so sure, seein’ as how Ella’s mother is still in the kitchen drinkin’ coffee. HA! See you at the picnic.” (Post your own answers and read the genius of others on the Tansy Undercrypt Facebook page here.)

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Cleanliness

March 30th 2013

“Just once,” his mother began, “I would like you to come home clean!” Taking in the forest dirt that seemed to cover him from head to toe, she sighed. “It’s like you’re permanently gray,” she continued, picking a leaf from his hair. “Just once, I’d like your white clothes to stay white!” Gandalf looked up […]

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Kryptonite

March 29th 2013

Jim walked in, thanked the people at the desk for calling him, and made casual mention that, “The damn dog tests the fence faster than I can fix it!” as he moved to the large cages. He bailed Walt out and put him in the back of the pickup; Walt stayed low to change into […]

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Company

March 28th 2013

Amelia would enter the facility with her doll and her bear, wandering the halls until she found someone to adopt for the day. She would play for hours beside them, talking away cheerfully (whether they could engage or not), and occasionally holding their hand. Near dinnertime, Amelia would collect her things, beam her delight at […]

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Alternates

March 27th 2013

“Oh, man!” the time traveler exclaimed, clearly awestruck. “I can’t believe it’s YOU!” “But we have never met,” came the reply. “Well, it must be an alternate universe thing, because I’ve seen you on TV where I come from,” the traveler went on. “You were my favorite character and now you’re real!” A moment of […]

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Hurry

March 26th 2013

When the translation apparatus had been perfected and strapped to the two lead dolphins, the conversation started urgently. “Thank Leviathan! There is no time!” Dora buzzed. “We can save some of you, but only some; 4 or 5 per pod,” Tagen nodded excitedly while staring intently into the eyes of his trainer. “As the breathing […]

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Cooking

March 25th 2013

She turned the heat down to medium and lifted the lid; the beef was well on its way to overcooked.  Sighing, she also noticed a distinct lack of onion and no bay leaf in sight. “Well, honestly,” she whispered, putting in a small pat of butter, a little broth (to keep the thing from being […]

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The Undercryptic Lexicon, Photograph #10

March 24th 2013

The print reads, “Plains Elementary, Wendigo, South Dakota”. The back reads “[BLANK]“. (Source: unknown) Tansy’s answer:  “Long before he was found in his cave, Bat Boy tried unsuccessfully to fit in.” (Post your own answers and read the genius of others on the Tansy Undercrypt Facebook page here.)

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Steps

March 23rd 2013

“I picked up your favorite, Wanita – caramel pecan!” Mrs Eston said in a cheery voice, placing a large piece of pie before the girl. She was thin as a rail, poor thing; a stark contrast to their Sadie’s rosy plumpness. Wanita squealed until her jaw unhinged and then scooped up both the plate and […]

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Continuance

March 22nd 2013

“It is with a growing fear of my own mental fragility that I continue writing.” (Howard Phillips Lovecraft, 1935) “I know that it would make my career; no one remembers the scientist who mapped the trench, only the adventurer who went down into it. But I can’t. It’s ridiculous, but I’m afraid.” (Harriet Phyllis Lovecraft, […]

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