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Saturday Night Poker
'I don't think anybody trains to be a butler. It just kind of happens.'
The Ghosts of Laredo
'And now he's waiting in the car for it's owner to finish shucking corn and then to give him a ride 'cause he'd cracked up his wheels in an unmoored and crazy and bloody chase...'
Things Carl Little Crow and I Did Together To Stay Sober In San Francisco
'Each cell of my brain, my body, Carl had explained, has been perforated after years of drinking by a little hole which once I'd filled with alcohol but which now is empty, yearning, yawning, craving, desperate to be filled...'
'I brush my teeth. They're still gray. I smile anyway.'
D. L. Olson
Jane Room Superman
'It was a telephone booth future back then; we were all Clark Kents making the undercover bid for a piece of cloud. Nobody stays airborne long.'
'Til the End of Time
'The last guy was wearing a black Speedo swim cap pulled tight over his head, a tight Speedo bathing suit pulled over gray sweat pants, flippers on his feet and a black cape with a sign on it that said, "Help me, Iím getting married." '
Q & A
'I cram things in my ears: cotton, pencils, deli meat. I stuff my shirt with books so I look jagged, overstuffed, unapproachable. Still, they latch on to me'
Richard K. Weems