Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy
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May 26th 2016 in Microfiction

Susan finished her reply and sent it off. She answered all of her fan mail personally (although she signed her responses as “Simone”), and typically got a lot of email when the last chapters of the audiobook were released and the work was done. “It’s so beautiful,” Susan had said to her agent earlier in […]

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May 25th 2016

“Teach me!” Murgood implored, beseeching. “My dear, dear friend,” Canter countered, “emphatically no.” Murgood groaned. “The materials traveling spell was meant to see into the essence of a thing – to live it out for a nanosecond to see how it works at its core. It was never meant to be used the way I […]

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May 24th 2016

Phil showed up at the school with the camera crew in tow, ready to thank everyone and get the interviews going. “Freaking hilarious!” he said in the van. “I offered a community education class on “Hiding The Body” and a bunch of people signed up for $25 per person! This is film school gold, man!” […]

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May 23rd 2016

Norma tore the letter open, thinking it was something from the Social Security Administration (it had an official look). “Dear Norma Faye Mason Granville,” it started – and went on to spell out very clearly that she was going to Hell if she, as predicted, stayed on her current course and died before the age […]

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Letters from Management #18

May 22nd 2016

James Mortimer, MD End Gate, Dartmoor Devon EX15 PL1
 England Good morning, Sir. Thank you for your recent inquiry and guidance regarding a stray in your area. We have many volunteers living in or near Devon and will ask them to investigate. It would be much appreciated, however, if you could provide additional information to […]

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May 21st 2016

“I think we should put ‘Gourmet Thin’ on Set 4; lots of room and we can easily move the kitchen suite over from 8,” Pascal proposed, making notes on his clipboard. “Why wouldn’t we just film it on 8? Why move everything? That seems unnecessary,” Burns replied, confused. “Not a good idea to film any […]

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May 20th 2016

“Oh, I need to get going,” Alberta said, gathering her things quickly, and looking at her watch. “Headed out to the cemetery?” Ernie asked with a frown. “Every day just before sunset,” she confirmed and his lips twitched. “I don’t think it’s healthy, Alberta,” Ernie said. “Both you wandering about alone in the evening and […]

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May 19th 2016

“I’ve been up there,” Smith said, pointing to the wing, “and it’s not an applied design.” “What?” Porter shouted above the noise of the planes. “It’s not applied!” Smith yelled. “Not painted on! Not a decal! Nobody got up there and did anything to the exterior of the planes!” Porter took him by the elbow […]

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May 18th 2016

The disappointment on her face was obvious. “Uh … hi,” she said, looking around, hoping something would indicate that she had the wrong table. David sighed very softly and pointed to the sign he’d made with her name on it. “You have the right table,” he said quietly. “Of course. I just … wanted to […]

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