Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy

Simplicity

September 30th 2013

Chester looked over at little Luna and spoke softly to her, his big brown paw gently pulling her closer to him. “In the event of any disaster,” he wuffled, “from flash floods to robots and the zombie apocalypse, you just run low and aim high.” She sniffed at him, confused. “Stay low to the ground, […]

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The Undercryptic Lexicon Book of Midnight Poetry: Poem #15

September 29th 2013

LINE 1:  “The first families of Mars found happiness in space.” LINE 2:  [your addition] Tansy’s answer:  “It was kind of refreshing to see no one’s face.” (Post your own answers and read the genius of others on the Tansy Undercrypt Facebook page here.)

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Idea

September 28th 2013

As the woman continued on about the inappropriateness of his themes and how film was the Devil’s playground, he watched her son. Pale, stick thin, and clutching at her skirt, his dark eyes moved around the room eagerly taking in the starlets on the movie posters and then guiltily turned away. “Thank you for coming […]

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Hoofer

September 27th 2013

The little demons crowded, pressing their glowing red and yellow eyes to the crack in the wall. Inside the ballroom, the Devil was effortlessly gliding, moving seamlessly between the most elegant waltz imaginable, a jive dance where he balanced on this tail doing a spin-and-clap pattern that amazed, and a blistering salsa routine where his […]

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Recognition

September 26th 2013

Roxie put the beverage down in front of the man in the dark trench coat. “Oh,” he said, “I didn’t order anyth-.” “I know,” she replied. “This is on the house.” He paused. “It’s very kind of you, but I don’t drink coff-.” “I know,” she replied again. “It’s tea. A ‘First Cut Black Tea […]

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Cookie

September 25th 2013

Virginia Johnson opened her fortune cookie with no eagerness, sighing as she brought the slip of paper up to her glasses. “Not true your life not turn out; it waiting for you to believe in its potential again and make change,” it read and she gasped, reading it over and over and putting it carefully […]

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Goth

September 24th 2013

For his birthday, Dracula’s most recent wife (the one who fronted the indie band) gave him a t-shirt printed with “I’m so Goth, I’m Visigoth” on the front. The cleverness pleased him as well as its historical accuracy; it reminded him that he should probably return to Rome the things he’d taken when they’d sacked […]

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Normal

September 23rd 2013

Darrin sat glumly on the porch. He hated these family shindigs; he hated being the butt of everyone’s jokes, being teased or dismissed altogether … that they couldn’t or wouldn’t get his name right. He would miss Samantha and would feel a little guilty about the rest of them, but he had begun to crave […]

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The Undercryptic Lexicon Book of Midnight Poetry: Poem #14

September 22nd 2013

LINE 1:  “It’s said they faded from waiting, but never quite left.” LINE 2:  [your addition] Tansy’s answer:  “They move only at night, so staying inside is best.” (Art installation: Vestiges by Rob Mulholland) (Post your own answers and read the genius of others on the Tansy Undercrypt Facebook page here.)

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Viral

September 21st 2013

When that “Bat Dance” thing went viral, he could’ve died. More to the point, he could’ve killed the guy who filmed it.  Batman had been high as a kite on painkillers from dental surgery that day; it was infuriating to look like an idiot. “YOU try fighting crime with two partial crowns and an elephant’s […]

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