Sunday, July 31, 2011

The beauty of the moment overwhelmed Simone.
Little Joe despised his family for their inappropriate penchant for discussing others' personal grooming habits in public.
"Most people need a nail driven through their forehead," he thought, flipping through his fan mail.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Claire woke up that morning and realized with a start that she wasn't living the life she had intended and had become someone she didn't really know or like.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The surf tugged at my ankles, quietly commanding me further into the depths.

Monday, July 25, 2011

His dignity was stripped from him along with his belt and shoelaces.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

One man got his wallet, the other got his gun, the third took his Stetson, the fourth is on the run.

Friday, July 22, 2011

The political parties, in the spirit of compromise, allowed the country to disintegrate.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The clock ticked off the seconds as Ralph's mind continued to refuse to give him the answer.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

She waited outside his house not sure whether she wanted to rip his heart out or wrap her arms around him.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Florence let her bumper stickers and novelty t-shirts do her talking for her.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The moon looked like the devil and the clattering train sounded like freedom.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

"In the end we always stick with our own tribe," said Vince to Emily as he swung the door closed and walked down the front steps for the last time.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The breakdowns came more quickly that summer, until Tatiana could barely remember a clear day amidst those long, languid, cloudless months.

Monday, July 11, 2011

They sat in their respective rooms in the boarding house plotting each others' doom.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The assayer's sneeze turned Dutch's nine months of grueling labor into a golden cloud.

Friday, July 8, 2011

I watched them playing together in the park as the sun began to set, a boy and a girl already old enough to know that their youth was slipping away.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The men sang a cheerful song as they marched to their inevitable demise.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

As the politicians waffled and the media prognosticated, we stockpiled what would be needed for the coming war.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The shattered carapace revealed the soft insides of the creature that, under the right circumstance, could kill a man.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Phil "Porky" Chutnik lived by cheap beer and cheaper dates, the kind he met at his corner bar.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kimberly's parenting skills were a see-saw of punishment and reward, a balance she could never seem to get right.

Friday, July 1, 2011

He sat drinking with the judge wondering who would win a fist fight if it ever came to that.