First, the backstory: I was browsing the blogging world, looking for challenges. While I’m here, does anyone know what happened to the Weekly Writing Challenges? They just… vanished. Into thin air, or maybe there isn’t any air.
Maybe they just vanished into nothingness. Everything and nothing.
So anyway, I came across the blog events, the ones that bloggers set up. I found this event. I’m kind of a magpie about quotes – used to keep them in a notebook but then I got bored. I jumped back and forth on using the whole quote, or just the first sentence; you see, it’s only the first sentence etched into my memory. In the end, I decided on the whole thing because that makes it, to me at least, a little more interesting. I’ll make this a weekly feature, starting with Raymond Chandler and The Simple Art of Murder:
Down these mean streets a man must go, who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. The detective must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honour. He talks as the man of his age talks, that is, with rude wit, a lively sense of the grotesque, a disgust for sham and a contempt for pettiness.