Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy


April 30th 2013

Superman shuffled slowly into the Justice League lounge looking like he’d barely survived the last fight. “Dude!” the Silver Surfer exclaimed, offering his chair to the bruised and limping legend. “You know when comedians talk about your girlfriend asking, ‘Do these pants make me look fat?’ and you reply, ‘No, your backside makes you look […]

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April 29th 2013

The miles of deserted high rises, shops, and schools in a heavily forested ring were perfect for the influx when it began. (Amusing how the photographers had been so fixated on capturing the deserted rooms and street rubble over the years that no one had bothered to open the closets in those supposedly empty buildings.) […]

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The Undercryptic Lexicon,Photograph #15

April 28th 2013

The studio stamp places this at “Productivity, Connecticut”. A sticker affixed to the back reads “[BLANK]“. (Source: unknown) Tansy’s answer:  “Stepford Working Model #11.” (Post your own answers and read the genius of others on the Tansy Undercrypt Facebook page here.)

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April 27th 2013

Meredith closed her eyes and cleared her mind, reaching into the jumble of donated clothing. The images came rapidly as her hands worked to sort the garments into the first of two piles; silver platforms hitting the disco dance floor (joy), the dress she’d worn for her engagement photo (love, pride, loss [he never came […]

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April 26th 2013

“And, just for the record,” he said, turning to the board, “I have a No Bullying policy in this class – and in this school, actually.” He wrote, “NO BULLYING!” under his name and, as he did so, he heard that rat-faced kid in the third row start drumming on his desk. Dr Banner smiled. […]

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April 25th 2013

“I want to say it again: no one is getting laid off,” Mr Larson spoke into the mic at the factory, all 164 nervous employees in attendance. He glanced over at Mr Omdo, the Voodoo houngan, who was already quietly invoking Papa Legba. “In fact,” Mr Larson continued, “It wouldn’t surprise me if you all […]

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April 24th 2013

They had always known, of course. Why else would there be an angry person or mob set against them in every town (which, for any other reason, wouldn’t make any sense)?   How could he disappear for hours at a time when they were packed into every car, bus, train, and rocket like sardines?  What […]

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April 23rd 2013

Cheryl reviewed the documents smugly. No one in her office thought she’d be able to sell the place (a burned out cabin in the middle of a dying part of the woods), but they were eating crow today. She giggled. It was the perfect site for two guys opening a taxidermy workshop and she’d stressed […]

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April 22nd 2013

“Brother Godric has truly the worst temperament I’ve ever seen in a monk,” Brother Llewellyn observed. “Godric is a saint, ” Brother Reinar replied. Unable to stop himself, Llewelyn made a face of shock. Reinar smiled. “Every day, Godric gives his peace away to others: the sick, the dying, the oppressed – and, every day, […]

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The Undercryptic Lexicon, Photograph #14

April 21st 2013

A photographer’s mark puts this in “Pool’s Corner, IL”. A woman’s handwriting on the back comments  “[BLANK]“. (Source: unknown) Tansy’s answer:  “Weretiger or not, Bob Tigger is the life of the party.” (Post your own answers and read the genius of others on the Tansy Undercrypt Facebook page here.)

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