Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy


October 31st 2014

Janine showed Randall the map and the clean room in the back attached to a kind of library. “You’ll collect the mail and bring it back here; put the protective gear on, take a first look to see if the address is clear on each thing, and record it here – in the ledger.” “Uh,” […]

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October 30th 2014

Mr Ramanandi made his way carefully down the alley from his shop. Winter was coming on and the right knee was already complaining; it was going to be a long, damp season. A shadow detached itself from the bricks behind the dumpster; Mr Ramanandi felt the person lunge before he saw it, and went down […]

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October 29th 2014

“That one?” she asked, pointing to the child playing in the fountain. “No,” he responded flatly. “Too giggly.” “Hmm,” she said, nodding that she understood. “What about that one?” “The jogger? Oh, hell, no,” he said with a snort. “Too … grounded and irritating.” She laughed. “Maybe her,” he said, distracted by a woman yelling […]

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October 28th 2014

To top last year’s seasonal frights, he’d made arrangements for them to work at a temp job for the week – dressing like normals and eating at McDonald’s for lunch. On Halloween, he’d surprise her with a romantic stroll through the catacombs to relax and midnight cocktails in the lab. Gomez rubbed his hands together […]

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October 27th 2014

Stark turned off the light and marveled at the liquid, which glowed a soft, leafy green. “There are only 4 bottles of this stuff in existence,” Banner had written. “The best gin on the planet, made with a rare plant essence that makes it phosphorescent. For you … for helping to save the world … […]

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October 25th 2014

“There was an ending? A breakup?” the psychic asked them. “Yes,” came the answer. “Ah,” the psychic said. “He got his helmet on and rode away.” A look was exchanged. “Yes,” said the man, “he left a note for his landlord to call us to take the dogs and look after them – said he’d […]

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October 24th 2014

“Mrs Deebles wants her bed turned down for an afternoon nap,” Helen said out loud at the aides’ station. “I’ll just return these trays and then I’ll do it.” “No need, dear,” Wanda replied. “Why don’t you check in on Mr Peabody and then we can do snack rounds.” “Oh, I don’t mind; it’ll take […]

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October 23rd 2014

They talked for hours in the back room of Lobo Rito, eating enchiladas and working through whether or not it would be a good idea to introduce Dwayne to Denise. “On the one hand, we’d save untold others from heartbreak and distress,” George said, imagining what it would be like to go a whole week […]

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October 22nd 2014

“Terhooligan was a masterpiece,” Becky began slowly. “An impeccably dressed gentleman with the most amazing eyes – black, with a red and gray highlight. A beautiful Muppet, really; everyone wanted to be his operator.” “But?” Mark asked, intrigued. “But … well … Jim said that creating the Muppet was an invite for the greater work […]

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October 21st 2014

“Ayuh,” Phil began slowly, pointing to the stain on the concrete, “this here’s where it happened.” Zac whistled. “Push that manhole cover up and come outta there like a shot, dragging down some yuppie talkin’ on his cell,” Phil continued. Zac knelt to examine the cover carefully. “Thing apparently spit out the skin farther up, […]

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