The Vesper

From the WIkipedia entry:

"A dry martini," [Bond] said. "One. In a deep champagne goblet."
"Oui, monsieur."
"Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?"
"Certainly, monsieur." The barman seemed pleased with the idea.
"Gosh, that's certainly a drink," said Leiter.
Bond laughed. "When I'm...er...concentrating," he explained, "I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink's my own invention. I'm going to patent it when I can think of a good name."


Loose - Microfiction


He realizes he almost hit another car.

Switched lanes too close, he thinks.

Wheel feels loose in his hands. Car speeding up. Not really thinking through the driving. Just doing and reacting.

He enters a turn.

Car feels like it is sliding in the bend. He knows it isn’t, but in his head he isn’t holding his lane and is sliding out through the outside lanes.

“Hold on.”

He races to catch them. He knows they are somewhere ahead.

“Get control.”

Two cars ahead. One right in front. The other on the left. One in front is going to slow. Gap between is shrinking.

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The Husband

“You need to stay away from my wife.”

He stares at the Husband across the table.

“I can’t threaten your kids. That is what I would normally do. But, as she has told me numerous times, they are her heart.”

“Bastard. You - “

“Yes. So, I can’t threaten the kids. Or her. But, I can threaten you.”

The Husband blinks.

“Oh, I won’t kill you. I can, however, make you suffer.”

“There is nothing …”

“Trust me. There is plenty. Suffering in all new ways. I never have to touch you even.”

“She doesn’t love you.”

“Yes she does. She just never got the chance before.”

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Books in 2011

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Pictures at a Revolution
The Sins of the Fathers
The Green Ripper
Free Fall in Crimson
Cinnamon Skin
The Lonely Silver Rain
The Hunter
The Man With the Getaway Face
The Deep Blue Good-By

One Shot
The Rum Diary

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The Rock - 5 Years Quote

"Think back 5 yrs ago. Think of where you're at today. Think ahead 5 yrs and what you want to accomplish. "

- The Rock


Scary Knowledge - 1

A man and a woman walk through a large box store. He stops when they get to the massive aisles of cleaning supplies.

“This is one stop shopping for chemical warfare. Ammonia and bleach next to each other: I love it.”

“Your knowledge base scares me.”

They walk on. He looks at a row filled with Tide.

“Know what this aisle is?”


“The beginning of napalm.”

“Why do you know this?”

“Gotta survive the apocalypse or revolution that is coming.”

They walk past cosmetics.

“In there: fingernail polish remover. Shit can warp a pan it gets so hot.”

She sighs.

“How do you know this?”


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