dennis scharnberg

new urban paradise

“No, no.  Ellen said that he was patriarchal in a good way.”

Stephanie Biggers,  Cat Farming in Nigeria.

fawning over artists

“But do poets ever make mistakes?” demanded Harry.  “That’s what I need to know.”

Thaddeus Crewes,  Crowded Evil World.

derilection of duty

One has a right to one’s nausea.  Surely.

Godfrey Tooke,  Collected Aphorisms.

hierarchies of complaint

“I’m not saying that everything was falling apart,” admitted Moriarty.  “I am saying that there was no reason for it not to fall apart.”

Buster Kelso,  Crimes Against Music.

come on in

—Of course, Jack, but in those days I could not afford therapy.

—Well, then, you must thank your lucky star for that!

Everson Dwight,  Theory of Machines, a Novel.

an excellent life

—She has literally poured her pain onto paper, Clive.

—Yes, dear, but who asked her to?

Trent Bendix,  Patricia Knows Best.