Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy
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February 26th 2015 in Microfiction

Brian lingered at the window, watching Alice spray her hair, pour a glass of wine, and sit down at the table carefully. She smoothed the tablecloth and sighed, smiling nervously. Brian smiled, too. He willed himself to dissipate, moving under the house to the floor of the dining room. As soon as Alice put her […]

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February 25th 2015

Aunt Lois took Kathryn by the hand. “If you happen upon a field that has bloomed with lush flowers overnight, steer clear of it, for that is where the Sidhe are gathering.” She paused a moment and brushed a stray hair from the girl’s forehead. “And if you are caught in the field as it […]

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February 24th 2015

Doug sighed as he looked at the screen. So many wonderful people – attractive, interesting, fun, and charming people – who wanted to meet to see if there was a connection. He sighed again. “Match.com let you down, buddy?” Doug’s roommate, Trevor, asked with a smirk. “Maybe you should try eHarmony.” Doug shot him a […]

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February 23rd 2015

“Tiffy was my everything, as odd as that might seem to someone like you,” a soft, frail voice said as Cantrell came around. “She was almost blind, mostly deaf, and didn’t see you that day (couldn’t get out of the way).” Cantrell became aware of the duct tape across his mouth and the ropes that […]

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February 21st 2015

Jeff Turner, 61, financial analyst, non-fiction reader, and amateur astronomer, arrived at the bus stop in a ripped Ramones t-shirt, skin tight red jeans (velour finish), silver platforms, and eyeliner. The others stared at him, open-mouthed, wondering how what they were seeing could be true and wondering if Jeff had a twin he’d never told […]

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February 20th 2015

The Caretaker of the Dog People took them out in a covered pickup, watched them change under the full moon, and threw some tennis balls and frisbees for the next few hours. There was food, abundant water, and a final collapsing back in the truck that signaled a 2-day sleep. The Caretaker of the Cat […]

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February 19th 2015

The monks gasped and grumbled as the Lama held up a pack of thongs from Victoria’s Secret (a female politician staying as a guest at the compound had ordered them unaware that they would be delivered to the holy one himself). “Are these my best colors?” the Lama asked, erupting into a loud belly laugh […]

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February 18th 2015

Dorothea and Jack drove around, saddened by all of the potential wasted navigating trash cans for food and squatting under highways in bags for sleep. Passing out coffee, tea, and some donated breakfast sandwiches, Dorothea was particularly struck by how many young people were living on the line between being and nothingness. “Almost time to […]

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February 17th 2015

Thompson agonized over these appointments; Addams was his best client, but the conversations frequently left him with a case of the heebie jeebies that lingered for days. His administrative assistant had recommended working off of a list of neutral topics that would help to direct the small talk and keep it mundane. It was worth […]

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