Monday, October 26, 2009

What the hell!
Two hundred bucks a week,
and all I'd have to do for it
was occasionally kill
somebody for him.

"When do I start?" I said.

Bruno Fischer
The Fast Buck

Monday, October 19, 2009

Dead men
are heavier
than broken hearts.

Raymond Chandler
The Big Sleep

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ostensibly a lawyer, he maintained
a luxurious Hollywood office.
He even kept office hours.
But he hadn't appeared
in a courtroom for years.
He didn't have to.
He knew where too many bodies,
male and female,
had spent their lost weekends.
His was a nasty business
but he never had trouble
with his conscience.
He had none.

Day Keene
Framed in Guilt

Monday, October 5, 2009

What was that line
about walking a mile
in another man's shoes?
Oh yeah:
By the time he figures out
you've screwed him over,
you're a mile away, and
you've got his shoes.

David J. Schow
Gun Work