A SENTENCE BY KATHERINE DUNN

July 26, 2016

Draped with a few dead rodents she could slip unsuspected into cucumber luncheons.

This is one of the milder offerings from amazingly great and bizarre Geek Love.

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THE SHOW

July 25, 2016

You place your ticket in the red velvet hand of the Squad King. He examines it with his pearl encrusted lorgnette, nods acceptance, and allows you to pass through the silk curtains of no discernible color. The spillway confronting you is domed above and flanked by a neat squadron of folding chairs. You seat yourself on the chair nearest at hand. The Squad King enters. He swirls his cape away and bows to the spillway, ignoring you with a thoroughness so deep that you begin to doubt your own existence.

‘Elements of Power, Force of The One, I beseech you to show yourself,’ the Squad King calls, gazing at the top of the spillway, arms spread wide.

You, hardly daring to breathe, stare at the dark something up there beginning to writhe slowly at the top of the spillway.

‘Come down. Come down, Keeper of Knowledge, Dancer of Dreams,’ the Squad King pleads.

The writhing lump slides down the spillway, unfolds to length, and lunges past the Squad King directly at you.

robot helm

There she is. You die.

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COUNTRY MUSIC SONG LYRIC

July 24, 2016

Silver threads and golden needles cannot mend this heart of mine

Ever since the day you left me I’ve been drunk on cheap red wine

Silver threads and golden needles are no help to me at all

Collapsed as I am here now in the corner down the hall

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MAMA GAIA COMPOSITION

July 23, 2016

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THE GENE TIERNEY KWIZ ANSWER

July 22, 2016

Isabella, the South American zebra tarantula, was Gene’s treasured companion for many years.

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THE GENE TIERNEY KWIZ

July 21, 2016

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In this photo the lovely Gene Tierney is:

a. attempting to smuggle a South American zebra tarantula through customs.

b. trying to direct attention away from the freakish length of her eyelashes.

c. waiting with a well planned retort for anybody who dares to say anything.

d. in an arachnid-induced hypnotic trance.

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PINK AND PURPLE

July 20, 2016

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INCIDENT IN A LIFE

July 19, 2016

Clutching the magic charm so tightly in her fist that it drew blood, Belle Sklath seated herself lightly, legs tensed, ready to flee. The interviewer across the desk from her raised its head and barely glanced at Belle. The smile on the interviewer’s lips was more of an accusation of murder and a sentence to death than a welcome.

‘Belle Sklath, is it?’ uttered the interviewer.

‘That’s right, …’ Belle began before freezing, utterly unable to decide between ‘Sir’ and ‘Ma’am’ for a crucial moment before dribbling, ‘Your Readiness.’

Inwardly cursing herself, Your Readiness? YOUR READINESS? What does that even mean? IDIOT!, Belle failed to hear the next question from the interviewer and began rapidly blinking her left eye only, a nervous trait of hers dating back weeks. The silence was sinister. Belle, nearly fainting, decided it must be broken somehow. So she threw her magic charm into the interviewer’s face and, screaming hysterically, fled the room.

On the street outside, with trembling hand, she drew a line through the item at the top of her list and read the second item. She nodded. She had plenty of time to get a bite to eat before the next job interview.

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RENDERED

July 18, 2016

rendered

i am become mighty

sinister the day

unbidden horned

i fold away

rendered

to bliss

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BANAL INTERVIEWS WITH CELEBRITY GHOSTS – SIR ISAAC NEWTON

July 17, 2016

Loon: We are most fortunate today to have for the 3 Question Interview one Sir Isaac Newton, a man who, among many other things too numerous to be burdened with, invented gravity. Sir Isaac, would you mind awfully if I called you Ike?

Sir Isaac’s ghost: I care not what you call me with the single exception of late for tea.

Loon: Huh? Oh, I get it. Would you say it’s better to think in the morning or in the afternoon?

Sir Isaac’s ghost: Thinking is best done after tea. I find this statement to be the greatest truth I have ever known.

Loon: And finally, Ike, what is your favorite gait in a horse?

Sir Isaac’s ghost: Gate in a horse, you say? Oh, I see, gait, not gate. My egregious, not yours. I do find a nice canter to be most satisfying, although a really splendid gallop is not without its charms.

Loon: That’s all for today. Good-bye and be sure to return next week when the Lords of the 4th Dimension will gift us with another celebrity ghost to undergo the 3 Question Interview.

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