Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy


March 31st 2015

“So, you looked pretty upset in there,” Jimmy said, sitting down, “when Evan announced he was building a robot for the science fair.” “Not at all,” Susan replied, making furious little jottings in her notebook. “I like a challenge.” Jimmy smiled. “How are you going to beat a robot, Suze? A real robot?” “That’s the […]

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March 30th 2015

“How did it go?” she asked, helping him remove his traveling cloak. “I honestly don’t know. Nest of vipers, that lot.” He rolled in front of the fire and she came to rest next to him. “Was no alliance formed? Have we nothing but enemies on all sides?” Rock sighed. “It may not be as […]

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March 28th 2015

Jeremy wondered if it was time. After the accident, he’d felt strange; he just couldn’t engage with people the same way or stay interested in his life. He just let it all go one day, not telling anyone, filled with a weird kind of hope that the pieces still fit together somehow and that everyone […]

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March 27th 2015

As the angry mob grew closer, Madame Frankenstein pulled the lever that released a wash of sludge they would exhaust themselves moving through. To deal with the handful of dedicated and energetic crazies in the front, she then released a mosquito swarm. Igor watched the scene, a look of disgust on his face. “What?” Madame […]

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March 26th 2015

They materialized at midnight just outside of a tiny Honduran town. Sitting on a stone wall, about 40 feet away, was a large orange tabby. “Well, there she is,” AoD Rick said, gesturing to the animal with dramatic flare, the long sleeves of his black robe making a slow flapping sound. “That’s Peaches.” “Uh … […]

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March 25th 2015

“And how are we using our genius today?” Stark called out to Banner as he entered the room. Banner laughed and paused Netflix. “Well, today, I’m mapping our earth-saving superforce to the characters in ‘Archer’.” Stark paused, intrigued. “Well, Lana is easy.” Banner nodded. “And I’m obviously Archer …” “You could also be Krieger,” Banner […]

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March 24th 2015

After all of the guests had left the shower, Emil and Rachel sat down next to Nana and each held her hand. They prayed and then Nana reached into her bag and pulled out a small bundle of tissue paper. Rachel unwrapped it, revealing an old and misshapen doll – a monster, its hand-embroidered face […]

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March 23rd 2015

Mrs. Purcell chewed her lip while the final minutes on the classroom clock ticked away. The last hour before Spring Break was particularly brutal; the children began to change. Their eyes were wild and bright, their smiles too broad – as if those tiny lips couldn’t hold back all of the teeth. Some sniffed the […]

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March 21st 2015

He walked over to the table of his friends with a pile of pizza slices; they’d gotten the pitchers of beer already. “Well, man?” they started. “How did it go?” “Yeah, how was speed dating #611?” Mike laughed. “Dig in, you losers,” he laughed and they did. “As you know, I’ve been treating this whole […]

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March 20th 2015

The various pieces and parts of the monster sat in their respective tanks and jars on a Friday night, pre-assembly, trying to get to know each other a little better. The stomach grumbled, as it always did, and the limbs just kind of flailed around the various topics, but the head was bright and cheery, […]

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