December 21, 2012

Macbeth via novel titles

By Agatha Christie: By the pricking of my thumbs,
By Ray Bradbury:   Something wicked this way comes.

— From Act IV, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's "Macbeth"

December 12, 2012

I should've known ...

Title of essay from The Chronicle Review: Poetry Makes You Weird.
(By Professor Eric G. Wilson. Link here.)

December 10, 2012

Cool-looking authors No. 46

Pepe the King Prawn, author of "It's Hard Out Here For a Shrimp: Life, Love and Living Large"

Photographer unknown, but likely copyright Disney

December 8, 2012


What Dr. H.E. Hawthorne
lacked in opposable thumbs,
he more than made up for
in sheer ambition.

— Johnny Drago, short story "What Have I Done to You That You Beat Me These Three Times?" (Creative Loafing, Jan. 12, 2012, fiction contest winner)

December 5, 2012


The most passionate Southerners 
are often the ones who come 
from someplace else.

— Dwight Garner of The New York Times in his article about The Oxford American

December 4, 2012


My boss was impossible:
she eschewed compound sentences,
preferred sans-serif fonts,
and had no respect for the semicolon.

— Rahul Mehta, short story "The Cure" (online at Fifty-Two Stories)