Making a killing on Wall Street might be a harmless turn of phrase, but it only enjoys traction because of the culture it takes place in.

Irvine Welsh’s intro to American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Wasn’t history an event that repeated unforgettably in the mind?

Love in the New Millennium, Can Xue

They married and had children, every child a portmanteau, a mythical beast, a montage.

Bowlaway, Elizabeth McCracken

…he was at that vodka level where the night began to become magnanimous, and everything promised him fidelity and hope.

Hopscotch, Julio Cortazar