Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The moon, like a queen with her court, presided over the Halloween festivities.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The roller coaster, known as the Hurricane, fared badly against the real thing.

Monday, October 29, 2012

"There's a special place in Hell for you, preacher," the shaggy-haired hobo shouted at the man who stood behind the pulpit, a man whose life of depravity was well known, but never mentioned in public.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The villagers considered the murder in the graveyard on the eve of the Day of the Dead a very sick joke indeed. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Even at 93 the old firebrand still managed to piss off the authorities and split his time between jail and the retirement home.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

He was terrified by the power of language, having seen murder trials and marriages turn on just one or two ill-placed words.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Seth took the job as a dishwasher to force himself to make a go of his music career, but instead found himself rising through the ranks of the restaurant business.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

His ego driven project hemorrhaged money, but garnered the sense of self-worth he required.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Phil was a lazy old crow who preferred weaving in and out of traffic to flying.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The new constitution was so full of contradictory clauses that it resembled a snake eating its own tail.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

They watched the Monet burn, the unfortunate end game of a perfect heist, but bad business acumen.

Friday, October 19, 2012

The new grass springing through the melting snow seemed a harbinger of the season of renewal, but for Jake all that was cancelled out by the body thrusting through the slush.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

T. loved the inevitability of the hallucinogen, knowing that once he had swallowed it there was no going back.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The mist cleared and they could see the enemy approaching, a solid mass of bodies that appeared unstoppable.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The politician and his family smiled broadly at the homeless people, but kept their distance, refused to shake their hands and washed thoroughly after the photo op.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Stumbling through the Hollywood Hills, Velda shouted drunkenly at the city below that she would have her day.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The puzzle master was unable to tease out the answer to his relationship problems.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The clock was ticking, his hands began to shake and his palms were slick with sweat.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Mule ornery and bitter as chicory, old man Cheever had a soft spot for snakes and not much else.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

She had a face like a rotten apple core that seemed to hold within it all the pain, bad luck and misery of the world.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Harry "The Hun" Harris, now retired from pro wrestling, had a deep seated hatred for reality television, believing it was all faked.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

I saw my face reflected in the eyes of the dead man, but did not recognize myself.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Terence called his ulcer Olga and would often find himself speaking to her softly when she acted up.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

As he lay in the foyer of the hotel, he struggled to make it outside, feeling that if he was going to die he wouldn't be doing it in the Chelsea, as that had already been done to death.

Monday, October 1, 2012

They took the stage to a wheeze of cheering and weak applause from their geriatric fans.