Monday, November 16, 2009

She had no business being
so damned smart and
so damned sexually attractive
at the same time.
One or the other was fine.
A man could understand that
and cope with it.

Brett Halliday
A Redhead for Mike Shayne

Monday, November 9, 2009

His eyes were dimming crescents,
straining upward into the starred
night sky,
as if trying to make out, to visualize,
some phantom face that no one else
could see.
And what is love anyway but the
the reaching out toward an illusion?

Cornell Woolrich
Rendezvous in Black

Monday, November 2, 2009

She knew how.

Marvin H. Albert
Devil in Dungarees