Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy
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October 3rd 2015 in Blather

“Once caught, it was easy to subdue the monster, although it may be important to note that he required four times the sedative volume of a normal living man,” Dr. Ott said to the group, who furiously scribbled notes. “Following the instructions left to us, we were able to remove the existing brain and secure […]

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October 2nd 2015

Laura picked up the cup gently, tipping the delicate piece carefully to peer in. She saw the leaves, looked up in shock, and tried again. “I don’t know why I’m surprised,” Laura said softly. “How may I help?” is what she’d read there … and she could hear Siri’s voice in her head.

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October 1st 2015

“So,” the Angel of Light began, “do you ever get tired of it – tearing things down, making a mess?” The Angel of Darkness laughed. “It may surprise you to know that my intentions are always for the good; wreck and ruin is never my goal.” Light looked surprised. “Forgive me, but I find that […]

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September 30th 2015

Charlotte laughed, picking the old book up from its garage sale bin and thinking that, for fifty cents, it was the perfect addition to Arthur’s cookbook collection. When she got it home, however, Charlotte found that she couldn’t put “Intuitive Cooking” down. “This list of warm sugars will take the edge off of guests who […]

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September 29th 2015

He didn’t understand; why couldn’t they see? After the first few attempts at introducing his friend and then having to endure their laughter and smiles and ridiculous songs about happiness and make believe, he just stopped trying. “But …,” he said softly to himself, “he’s right there! He’s enormous; he’s almost impossible to miss!” Mr. […]

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September 28th 2015

As Devon was new, Kristy gave him a working tour of the plane and went over the protocols again. “It looks different in real time,” she said with a smile, “and, since this is your first overnight flight, we’ve got to review both Batwatch and Sleeper Bleedout First Aid.” “Uh … I haven’t …,” Devon […]

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September 26th 2015

“When I found your store on Etsy,” Barbara began, “I was confused by nothing ready-made – everything custom.” “Yes, that can be confusing,” Angel replied. “And then I read and knew instantly that it was the right thing, odd as it is,” Barbara said quietly. “You find it odd?” Angel asked politely. “Yes,” Barbara answered, […]

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September 25th 2015

The mummies tripped the interior safety latches and released themselves from their tombs, shambling slowly into the museum’s employee lounge. Nefrina dropped into a chair with a grunt. “I broke a nail on that stupid lock,” she huffed to no one in particular. “It took the first knuckle, too.” Thutmose II pretended he still had […]

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September 24th 2015

“Madame, thank you, but …” the head of the department said, his hands coming up as if to block. “Rubbish on your ‘thank you’, I am tired of your dismissals,” Clothilde said, her eyes flashing. “You are a bureaucrat masquerading as a man of science. You have all dismissed us as hopefuls wanting to ride […]

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