dennis scharnberg

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onward and downward

Feminism:  a series of lies endlessly repeated; a sledgehammer.

Nathaniel Bumppo,  The Putrescence of the Word.

just drifting along

Edward was considering a move into the hiphop arena.  But with an altogether new form of hiphop, involving clever literary allusions.

Ralston Dowd,  The General Ghastliness.

coeli et terra

Again, there will be a reluctance to use “good” and “evil”.  They will prefer “light” and “darkness” or “order” and “chaos”.  The idea, clearly, is to grind the words good and evil into dust.

Winslow Steele,  The Anatomy of Stasis.

the lonesome sea

If we have historians 300 years from now, and that seems unlikely, but if we do here is what they will say about us:  “They liked boxes.”

Charles Brookland,  Walking the Plank.

velcro never stops

In the realm of theory, Freudian psychology might just be the worst moment of all.  That statement considers both falsehood and pernicious influence.

Winslow Steele,  The Anatomy of Stasis.

makeup and lighting

When the evidence is sparse (Paleontology), there should be an aura of uncertainty.  There should be probing doubt, and probing questions.  There should be dispute.  And what do we have?  Jovial agreement.

Hampton Fancher,  Variations on the Red Barn Con.

in the throes

“Actors have arrived from Europe” was the phrase.  And Lydia soon found herself correcting it to “Twisted nasty lying creeps have arrived from Europe.”  She thought to herself: “There, that’s better.”

Benedict Elder,  A Cosmopolitan Paradise.

how to lie

“Perhaps he was having a bad day, Inspector.  That does count, doesn’t it, in a case of homicide?”

Kiefer Sythe,  The Detective Club.

ways of weasels

“Wittgenstein was about half right on the matter.  Just eradicate the philosophers, Thomas.  Get rid of them and you will have solved the problem.”

Hildebrand Slough,  The Perfect List.

money as narrative

“It seems there is always a logical explanation that proves you are not actually lying or actually stealing.  How can a person live like that, Daniel?”

Brooks Westerby,  Squaresville.