Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy
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Letters from Management #7

February 14th 2016 in Microfiction

It’s been a long time, and I have no idea if this will reach you or if you’ll even read it, but I thought I’d try to connect. It’s easy to look back on the past and say that it was perfect; clearly, it wasn’t. Even so, memory reminds me that we were happy once […]

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Training

February 13th 2016

“So … I just … wear all black from now on?” the newbie asked. “Well, it’s not a rule,” replied the vampire, “but it’s a good idea for being inconspicuous.” “Because my favorite color is orange, man,” the newbie said, looking around. “You got any mirrors in this place?” “Uh … so … no mirrors; […]

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Both

February 12th 2016

“I don’t know,” Ryan said. “I don’t know if starting something would be the best idea I ever had or a complete catastrophe.” “It’ll be both,” Matt replied, a smile playing at the corner of his mouth. “Love is always both.” “Part sweeping saga,” Ryan started with a sigh. “… and part zombie apocalypse,” Matt […]

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Fortune

February 11th 2016

“Carl, you have to open your fortune cookie,” Michael said with a grin. “It’s required, Carl,” Tina added (also grinning). “I never do,” Carl said flatly, “you guys always open it and read it for me.” “And we’re not doing that today, old man,” Michael said, pushing the cookie across the table. “It’s time to […]

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Issues

February 10th 2016

“This is an amazing collection,” he said, going from frame to frame down the hallway. “Are these wine labels?” “Cargo labels,” came the reply, “from every country my coffin’s ever been shipped to.” A silence fell between them. “And so then what happened?” the therapist probed gently. “What always happens: my teeth drop down, there’s […]

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Meadow

February 9th 2016

“Mr. Meriwether, where is Miss Gladstrup?” came a tense voice rounding the corner of the shed. “She’s on her way to the meadow with the children, Matron; they passed here not ten minutes ago,” Meriwether responded, removing his cap to address her. “My God, no!” Matron yelled, turning on her heels and running for the […]

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Cover

February 8th 2016

They watched the police handcuff Lana and escort her out the front door to the waiting car. “Unbelievable,” Robert said, shaking his head. “I didn’t see that one coming.” “Her epic life of crime?” Amy asked, laughing. “I think that’s usually kept secret for a reason.” Robert smiled. “I’m shocked is all,” he said. “I […]

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Letters from Management #6

February 7th 2016

To the attention of: Dr. Erwin Schrodinger Esteemed Sir, Thank you for your recent inquiry. While we are eager to provide you with a quote for our services, we must settle the issue of animals living on the property. Do you, Sir, have a cat in residence with you at the lab or do you […]

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Shenanigans

February 6th 2016

“What have you got there, buddy?” Mike asked Hank the Hound, who held a dead bird very proudly in his mouth. Shelly screamed and ran out of the kitchen with clear instructions to take care of the problem; Hannah looked on from the breakfast nook, eating her oatmeal slowly. Mike coaxed the bird away from […]

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