dennis scharnberg

little porky pies

“Yes, Janice, I am secretive.  That’s because when I neglect being secretive I always end up being bitterly disappointed.”

Benedict Elder,  A Cosmopolitan Paradise.


celebration of deficiencies

“It just seems to me,” said William, “that we ought to be able to talk about a football match without using the term iteration.”

Charles Jeffrey Yett,  Writing in Miniature—Vol. 3.

lumen de lumine

“But I don’t want an audience, Birdie.  Not even a small one.  Better dead than read!  That’s what I say.”

Myrtle Mawby,  Cabinets and Drawers, a Novel.

making interest payments


Andrew Tertullian,  Pandora’s Ponderous Puns.

on the edge

asp  ire

Andrew Tertullian,  Pandora’s Ponderous Puns.

crime of noticing

“Of course Jamison was able to fly in his dreams,” said Thornhill.  “But it was a silly way of flying.  And it was no damned good.”

Trent Bendix,  Patricia Knows Best.

less talented rapper

It is all about sophistication.  That is the actual commodity, not the fiction itself.

Alice Trinculo,  Speaking to Sparrows.

adoration of banks

mallets aforethought

Andrew Tertullian,  Pandora’s Ponderous Puns.

borrowing to spend

The burden with Fellini is that you’ve got to watch him.  You’ve got to watch him all the time.  Otherwise he’ll find a way to drag circus clowns into the thing.

Jeremy Breedlove,  A Jaundiced View of the Movies.

absolute perfection achieved

Marie Windsor was a handsome woman.  So why [in The Killing] did she marry Elisha Cooke, of all people?  Because screenwriters forced her to, that’s why.

Jeremy Breedlove,  A Jaundiced View of the Movies.