Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy

Flick

July 31st 2014

“I know you took it,” Christine whispered, her eyes narrowing. Mickey grinned evilly. “What are you gonna do about it? Race me?” He looked at his bike. “Are you gonna challenge me to a duel?” He laughed, enjoying the taunt, and thought about keeping the toy horse forever just to tease her. “Are you gonna […]

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Torch

July 30th 2014

“When my father died,” Don Raul remembered, “we had a solemn funeral that the entire neighborhood attended. Later that night, they closed the side street we lived on and had a milonga.” “A milonga?” Martino asked. “Yes! A tango party,” the old man continued. “We dressed to the nines and celebrated his life. The white […]

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Anew

July 29th 2014

Eventually, a girl from a neighboring small town came to visit Edward, bringing him a computer with a metal keyboard. Through her kindness, he found understanding and a pool of friends online, sharing the slings and arrows of life with other creations (such as Hank Hammerhead and Debbie Nailsgun) and dabbling in a bit of […]

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Objectives

July 28th 2014

“The company tried on a number of mission statements, values, goals, objectives, and all of the strategies you can think of to push adherence to those,” Paul said to Ravi, showing him to his desk. “In the end, only one concept really worked to build strong teams and trust between departments.” “And what was that?” […]

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The Undercryptic Lexicon: Researcher #14

July 27th 2014

Name this researcher and their area of specialty or accomplishment. (Photographer unknown) Tansy’s answer: “Patrick Buell Clavicle-Mears, hopeless romantic and succubus bait.” (Post your own answers and read the genius of others on the Tansy Undercrypt Facebook page.)

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Aspirations

July 26th 2014

In the living room, the entire family was piled on the couch watching “Transformers” and eating popcorn. In the kitchen, the toaster, blender, and can opener huddled together, peering out of the doorway, watching it as well. “Aspiring to greatness, boys?” the knife sharpener chuckled. They looked over at it, disgusted. “Decepticon,” they hissed, trying […]

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Colors

July 25th 2014

Marvin stared into his closet, lost. Diana had known what to do with all of it – the clothes, the life, the saving him from himself. “I’m still color blind, Mother,” he said to the emptiness that used to hold his lovely wife. He pulled out a pair of slacks and a shirt and laid […]

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Invitation

July 24th 2014

She shuffled into the kitchen, opened the fridge, and freshened her glass from the wine box. Sighing heavily, she returned to the couch. She knew that the Justice League bowling party was tonight and that everyone was going – everyone but her. She had waited all week for an invitation in the mail or a […]

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Attraction

July 23rd 2014

“She really IS that beautiful,” he said while standing at the bar with the others, “but that’s only part of the magic.” They bought him another round and urged him on. “When I found her, she was drunk as a skunk on some cherry cordial from the pantry, dancing with a broom, and singing some […]

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Peace

July 22nd 2014

“But, Master, how could one who sat still for 40 years be one of the greatest warriors in the land?” Goh asked, confused. His master smiled. “Zao Li taught himself to travel outside of his body during meditation and sleep, engaging in ferocious battles with those who sought to do harm. Upon waking, his enemies […]

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