dennis scharnberg

calling all cars

“I have an excellent art practice,” said Carl in a low mechanical voice.  “I have an excellent art practice.  I have an excellent art practice.  I have an excellent….”

Pryce Cummings,  Rattle Box.


purity of ingredients

“How can I make a future for myself?” wondered Alex.  “A fascinating future.”

Agatha Vox,  When Everything Was Singing.

pretentious vegan twits

“A Closet Full of Shoes.”  Nigel had determined the title of his short story.  But beyond that, nothing.

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

to the beat

“No, Mitchell.  She is trying to pull the wool over her own eyes.”

Benedict Elder,  A Cosmopolitan Paradise.

cleverness contest winner

Kenneth was hoping for a nice soft meteor.  The kind that don’t hurt.

Anselm Bligh,  A Collection of Miniatures.

far far closer

Orange proves that red and yellow do not exist.  Cannot exist.

Godfrey Tooke,  Collected Aphorisms.

decline is fun

In 1967, Harold declared himself a Maoist.  Though few people seemed to notice.

Thaddeus Crewes,  Crowded Evil World.

hiring script writers

Not all feedback is constructive.

Godfrey Tooke,  Collected Aphorisms.

beg steal borrow

“…and that’s not who I am anymore, believe me,” said Hodges.  As though we just choose who we are, at any particular time.

Herbert Fallowes,  Unfit for Murder.


nothing to do

…here’s kindred of

Your whispered honestie….

Lionel Troost,  The Foole’s Felicitie.       (1590)

Priscilla Fanning,   Fragments From the Elizabethan Stage.