Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy

Van

February 28th 2018

The moving van rolled down the street, past the Blessings (who cheered because they loved meeting new people)and the Curses (who hissed because they hated everybody as a general rule). It rumbled by the Haves, who wondered about all of the stuff inside and its leanings in terms of decor, as well as the Have […]

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Patterns

February 27th 2018

“Harwa, you’ve been very quiet for the past couple of weeks in group,” the Night Therapist said (and all eyes turned toward the mummy). “I’m not trying to make you uncomfortable, but I’d like to ask if you’ll talk about how you’re doing.” He shifted in his seat. “I was … a steward in life,” […]

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Kiss

February 26th 2018

The scrapbook contained row after row of tissues and napkins with a perfect lipstick pout blotted in the middle. “What in the heck?” Marjorie murmured to herself, sitting on the sofa surrounded by boxes. “Kiss Book!” Marjorie’s sister, Marian, said with a bright smile. “Oh my gosh! Look! They’re all labeled!” “Prom, 1956” said one; […]

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Diary Pages: Erwin Corkle (“Miss Adventures”)

February 25th 2018

Whatever, dude. What freaking ever. Feel free to judge me all over the place (I’m used to it), but keep your voice down because the little old lady across from me is trying to rest her eyes. 
The show was fabulous (in case you were dying to ask).
 I was AMAZING (in case you needed […]

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Bark

February 24th 2018

“What I want to stress here is that you BARK, not BITE,” Royal said to Hank, Fluff, and Raisin. They stood staring at the party in progress from the doorway to the den. “We know that some of these people aren’t people,” Royal continued. “We don’t have a clue what the non-people actually are and […]

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Planning

February 23rd 2018

“I don’t know, I’m thinking … maybe I’m easily morose, I get down on myself,” Cathy said, thinking out loud. “Maybe I isolate myself and then cry in front of the fireplace (drinking a whole bottle of wine) because I don’t have any friends?” “Oh, that’s good,” the shadow said, writing it down. “Lots there […]

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Medal

February 22nd 2018

“An impeccable transformation,” the first announcer said as the music started. “The Romanians continue to dominate the sport and Cruczik is the one to beat for the free flight routine,” the second added. “Perfect pacing; not rushing the full extension on the turn,” said the first. “OH! Brilliant full wing sweep and double twist!” exclaimed […]

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Snow

February 21st 2018

“I’m going outside to say hello to everybody!” Inga yelled into the house as she shut the front door behind her. She brought her eyes softly out of focus (as she’d been taught) and saw them moving in the blowing snow – dancing down the street, making snow angels, floating to the tops of trees […]

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Awake

February 20th 2018

He heard a faint honk in the distance. And then another, farther off, and still another (answering from the highway). In the cold and the dark, he just listened and challenged himself to believe it. Somebody’s bass thumped and a warning “Woop!” from the cop car parked at the corner told them to knock it […]

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Neighborly

February 19th 2018

After the Hansel and Gretel debacle, the coven went vegan. Although Soren snuck a bit of cheese at the weekend and Merta continued to accept payment in fresh eggs for her tinctures and tonics, the rest returned to a more harvest-oriented magic and embraced a simplicity of life that had not been seen for some […]

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