Thursday, February 28, 2013

The fusillade, lighting up the night sky, missed the intended target and landed harmlessly in the ocean.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Burt's writing career went nowhere as his tastes ran to self-help books with such titles as "How to Make a Decent Cup of Coffee" and "The Proper Way to Blow Your Nose."

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What he thought was true love was really a Russian computer program.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Her kiss-and-tell memoir was a dud, since it was the tenth to reveal the scandalous behavior of the congressman. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Eric's book, which began as a suicide note and then kept growing, was nearing its conclusion and the author hadn't yet decided whether to kill himself or not.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Obsessed with Marilyn Monroe, he was continually duped into buying fake souvenir items, from undergarments to oven mitts, the star supposedly used.

Friday, February 22, 2013

The back-up singers hated one another and would often vie for aural dominance leading to cacophonous cat fights on stage.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hassan, at one time considered a terrorist, now spent his time flipping burgers as a fry cook.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It was the first year in which her wedding anniversary passed without fanfare following the death of her husband.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

 "That boy sure does think he's the cock of the walk," said Earl as Tad walked by in his new Sunday suit, his cap jauntily perched on his head.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ruled by the tempestuous and volatile opinions of the blogosphere, the company treaded lightly when making any decisions.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Teresa, home-bound and broke, began working any and all scams that didn't require her to leave the apartment.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Tates hated their neighbors, the Thompsons, but were so good at hiding it that to the outside world they were the best of friends.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The smiles and loving glances were still visible in the faded wedding photograph.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

"When Ida ran out of things to say, she stopped talking and that was 40 years ago," her cousin told me as we ate chicken at the family reunion.

Monday, February 11, 2013

At 90, Arthur realized what it was he wanted to do with his life.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The party was over, the revelers gone, and only the empty bottles and dirty dishes remained.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

With no children of her own and no one willing to publish her, Velma began a blog to pass on her wisdom to future generations.

Friday, February 8, 2013

With a whir and a bang Dr. Tittle got his perpetual motion machine working again moments after his investors had slammed the lab door behind them.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

His view of the world was based on what passed by the window next to his sickbed.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Troy banged his head on the piano in frustration to the great thrill of the small audience and it was then that he realized he had just created a marketing ploy for his musical career.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Glancing back through the skeletal winter trees, he saw the beast — its muzzle already stained with the blood of his companion — steadily gaining ground.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Tequila bottle in one hand, gun in the other he waited in his room.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

When Tina's memory began to falter she realized her unfinished memoir was in grave danger of staying that way.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Her career over at 12, when she went from cute to gangly,  the ex-child star became a Godsend for supermarket tabloids.