dennis scharnberg

argument by assertion

bear  a  bull

Andrew Tertullian,  Pandora’s Ponderous Puns.

left in tatters

“A glow in the big dimness,” said Archer.  “That’s what I yearn for.”

Kiefer Sythe,  The Detective Club.

der blaue diamant

“If I tell the truth,” said Havers, “I won’t have to remember what I have said.”

Vandalia Jenkens,  The Utica Flood.

all to wracke

“I am a huge fan of runway culture,” enthused Allan.  “The slender girls.  The restrained swishing.  All of it.”

Gareth Spence,  She Braved All.

pure and simple

“This is our worst plan,” insisted Paulie.  “Our very worst.  Except for the other ones.”

Corliss Archer,  Boarding the Crazy Train.

an endless dream

“What you know, David, is ideology.  A set of diagrams.”

Benedict Elder,  A Cosmopolitan Paradise.

down the stream

Our boredom is the only profound thing about us.  Deep boredom.

Royce Cuttberth,  The Kingdom of Ice.

row your boat

“One of those things is not like the others,” said Stefan.  “Can you see it?”

Carla Marks,  The Murder Matter.

but a dream

“Some people have a genuine gift for telling others what they want to hear,” said Spaulding.  “And I feel they should be well paid for it.”

Chadwick Graves,  One Damned Thing After Another.

telling the truth

“Breaking her toe,” said Palmer, “was the least she could do.”

Burdyce Goode,  Philosophy of Vegetables.