August312014

None of the merry-go-rounds seem to work anymore.

- True Confessions (1977), J.G. Dunne

None of the merry-go-rounds seem to work anymore.

- True Confessions (1977), J.G. Dunne

8AM

Up from the skeleton stone walls, up from the rotting floor boards and the solid hand-hewn beams of oak of the pre-war cotton factory, dusk came.

- “Blood-Burning Moon,” from Cane (1923), J. Toomer

Up from the skeleton stone walls, up from the rotting floor boards and the solid hand-hewn beams of oak of the pre-war cotton factory, dusk came.

- “Blood-Burning Moon,” from Cane (1923), J. Toomer

August302014

An ordinary young man was on his way from his hometown of Hamburg to Davos-Platz in the Canton of Graubünden.

- The Magic Mountain, (1927) T. Mann 

An ordinary young man was on his way from his hometown of Hamburg to Davos-Platz in the Canton of Graubünden.

- The Magic Mountain, (1927) T. Mann 

8AM

Nobody ever walked across the bridge, not on a night like this. The rain was misty enough to be almost foglike, a cold gray curtain that separated me from the pale ovals of white that were faces locked behind the steamed-up windows of the cars that hissed by. Even the brilliance that was Manhattan by night was reduced to a few sleepy, yellow lights off in the distance.

- One Lonely Night (1951), M. Spillane

Nobody ever walked across the bridge, not on a night like this. The rain was misty enough to be almost foglike, a cold gray curtain that separated me from the pale ovals of white that were faces locked behind the steamed-up windows of the cars that hissed by. Even the brilliance that was Manhattan by night was reduced to a few sleepy, yellow lights off in the distance.

- One Lonely Night (1951), M. Spillane

August292014
It was now lunch time and they were all sitting under the double green fly of the dining tent pretending that nothing had happened.
- The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber (1936), E. Hemingway

It was now lunch time and they were all sitting under the double green fly of the dining tent pretending that nothing had happened.

The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber (1936), E. Hemingway

8AM
This is being written in another seaside cottage on another coast. Gin and whiskey have bitten rings in the table where I sit.
- A Vision of the World (short story, The Stories of John Cheever 1978), J. Cheever

This is being written in another seaside cottage on another coast. Gin and whiskey have bitten rings in the table where I sit.

- A Vision of the World (short story, The Stories of John Cheever 1978), J. Cheever

August282014

The first time I laid eyes on Terry Lennox he was drunk in a Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith outside the terrace of the Dancers.

- The Long Goodbye (1953), R. Chandler

The first time I laid eyes on Terry Lennox he was drunk in a Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith outside the terrace of the Dancers.

- The Long Goodbye (1953), R. Chandler

8AM

I first heard Personville called Poisonville by a red-haired mucker named Hickey Dewey in the Big Ship in Butte.

- Red Harvest (1927), D. Hammett

I first heard Personville called Poisonville by a red-haired mucker named Hickey Dewey in the Big Ship in Butte.

- Red Harvest (1927), D. Hammett

August272014

Clare: It’s hard being left behind. I wait for Henry, not knowing where he is, wondering if he’s okay. It’s hard to be the one who stays.”

- The Time Travellers Wife (2003), Audrey Niffenegger

Clare: It’s hard being left behind. I wait for Henry, not knowing where he is, wondering if he’s okay. It’s hard to be the one who stays.”

- The Time Travellers Wife (2003), Audrey Niffenegger

1PM

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