Is it true, as Momus
suggests, that there are "few tales which would not be improved by the
addition of the phrase 'suddenly, a shot rang out'"? Decide for
yourself as we alter the opening lines of . . .VALIS
by Philip K. Dick
Horselover Fat's nervous breakdown began the day he got the phonecall from Gloria asking if he had any Nembutols. Suddenly, a shot rang out.