Advance planning was never Hank’s strong suit, he had to leave her.
She favoured me with an even more viciously scornful “Don’t care!”
Americans have always a kind of tenderness for cheat.
She is very rich. She will leave me everything when she dies, he says.
I needed a paycheck a lot more than I needed to be kissed.
She flicked a bit of citrus on her tongue. Her laugh was hard and high.
Mostly he was in a hurry, so he’d just stick it in and away we’d go.
Art touches the soul and moves life in ways that commerce cannot. E. L. Doctorow noted that writers seem to get business ideas almost right.
From the flight deck Gray could see home, wherever that might be.
The hound, the leash, the fence, the hens. So many of them.
The old man drinks some more liquor and whacks down two trees.
He fell to the floor and begged the gods. The gods were silent.
Waiting for a cure, waiting for the closeout sale, the black sail.
Ah, yes, Rita reminded herself: I won. Her Mistress of Mayhem award.
Keely finally stops crying when they step outside. The shock of cold.
The dead children were wheeled away, covered with white sheets.
How’s everything? It’s been forever! Things with me are pretty good.
Getting answers is easy. The difficult thing is knowing the right questions.
My advice is to take advice with a grain of salt.
Writing is a subversive activity that exempts you from the rules.
It was the sixties, and I was in
college and incredibly restless.
He was making some green by ripping his own heart out.
The author reads her story, a finalist in the Winter 2013 Story Contest.
When his father was out cold he tied him up, roping his arms to his sides.
Creating so many mail merges, loading ink, unjamming paper.
“Why don’t you call yourself Butterfly?” he said. “A pretty thing like you.”
I had never thought of bed before as anything but an innocent place.
Nina sang “Tell Me More and More and Then Some” on the Caddy’s radio.
Somehow, Captain Brown made himself respected in Cranford.
“Are all the girls really beautiful? Is it true you make out in the showers?”