“Ironically, in today’s marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable, while successful fiction must be believable.”
- Jerry B. Jenkins
“It is, I must admit, a personal failing, but from a tender age I have been an incorrigible potty mouth. Few terms are too vile, no rate of repetition too high. I am a world-class vulgarian in tasteful pumps. W.S. Winslow works blue.
“I hated the Grateful Dead as a young man, and, all things considered, I still do. But the white-hot, wholly unreasonable hatred I harbored toward the band in my youth has mellowed and grown more nuanced in its maturity.” Matt Gonzales justifies his hate.
“I was being observed through the dining room window by Kathy and Alma, who were laughing uncontrollably at the dissonant sight of a grown and graying man in a Mickey Mouse T-shirt given over completely to a ponderous, pulsating rage.” The madness of Jerry DeNuccio.
“Now, I have five bits of criteria that have to be checked off before I go to the theater and spend twelve bucks to watch a film.” Will Mike Epifani make it to the movies this week?
“What I’d like to know is how is it that you never really see all that many pumpkins growing, then suddenly it’s October and there are thousands of them stacked up everywhere you turn.” And other things Ann Henry-Callahan thinks about the fall.
“The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded the other day, and for the forty-second consecutive year since I first took a course in the subject, I didn’t win. Excuse me if sound a tad bitter this morning.” Con Chapman gets jobbed again.
“It only took a moment for me to realize I had misunderstood him. We had been talking about a sweatshirt that one of us had forgotten at a friend’s house.” Davey Davis may or may not clear up the confusion.
“This world, so wide and deep, has its reasons for separating friends and I write this letter only to properly say goodbye, as well as thank you for our time and travels together.” William Blomstedt remembers a fellow traveler.
“Since grainy footage of the creature first became available in the ’60s, I have dreamed of owning a Bigfoot costume.” It’s time for Con Chapman to realize his dream.