dennis scharnberg

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walking on stilts

“I would expect about 370 pages, Patricia.  And each one of those pages will be loaded with carefully constructed sentences that I certainly do not want to read.”

Thaddeus Crewes,  Crowded Evil World.

no side effects

“Why would you want to be like that, Jameson?  Why would anybody?”

“Wanting has absolutely nothing to do with it.”

Mark Anthony,  The Tale of the Mirror.

x minus y

“What is it about collecting the old coins, Otto?  Why do you like that?”

“There is no noise.  None at all.”

Christopher Blasey,  The Perplexity of the Two Doors.

null and void

“Hum it all away, Alice.  Just hum it away.”

Stephanie Biggers,  Cat Farming in Nigeria.

packing trunk blues

Practice the science of not noticing.

Godfrey Tooke,  Collected Aphorisms.

salt on tail


Andrew Tertullian,  Pandora’s Ponderous Puns.

wrapping the fish

Philosophical Notions for Lease

Godfrey Tooke,  Collected Aphorisms.

teach them well

“My old photographs are an antidote.”

“An antidote to what?”

“To now, dear Janet. To now.”

Reid Kavanaugh,  Living Rough.

as a picture

“I like rabbits.  I mean I don’t mind them.  What I mean is that I have never been harmed by a rabbit.  Not that I can recall.”

Corliss Archer,  Boarding the Crazy Train.

changing the words

“You’re an actor, Susan.  So, of course, we are bound to listen to you.”

Thaddeus Crewes,  Crowded Evil World.