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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Little Crime, I Have an Oleander in my Eye

3ww prompt: Jolt,Ribbon,Zeal And So The Rabbit Said... Bergdorf Goodman Window photo by marisol diaz

'So much more dangerous is he who thinks he knows, than he who admits knowing nothing at all,' said the rabbit

His wisdom caused my stomach to flip with a jolt.

'Somethings are poisonous to the touch'

I considered his meaning and smiled at the thought

that I could be so wicked

That I could ever possibly be so much more than expected, deceptively small

Maybe I could be the Delphic captain of the Black Freighter.

Pin pricks of seductive coy began to cultivate around my brow

He suggested I consider the ribbon, and how quaint it would look tied to such a smug, pompous man's lapel...

Imagine such a powerful gift, such a seemingly innocent ribbon... a gift to end all gifts, ingested and adorned.

The rabbit had defined it all for me, the erudite victory was lastly to be mine.

On the morn I was to be wed, I awoke with great zeal to face the day

I tied a delicate white ribbon dipped in strychnine around a piece of English ivy...and topped it off with a fine oleander

A boutonnière for such a smart gent as you my love

and I smiled.

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Reader Comments (11)

Very different use of the words. Like how it builds up to the wedding

January 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpia

A clever tale, that. nicely done.

January 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony North

Well played and totally originaly.

January 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermark

yeah, dead good! Love the twist!!

January 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandy

Works for me! Terrific twist - nothing wrong with a little strychnine and ivy.

January 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTumblewords

Very dark, as your intro message stated. I found it as enjoyable as it was malicious! Fantastic flow incorporating the three words!

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJay Thurston

Love the twist while enjoying your tale.



January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim Remp

What a fabulous turn at the end. I was NOT expecting that at all... although the Oleander hint should have been enough... laughter. A fine read and a memorable image to kick us off.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Jordan Scott

made me want to know the story of the "before" - wicked good!

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDee

anything to do with a rabbit always has me curious... ya know it's that alice thing.... love the story!!!

January 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterone more believer

mmmmm, i know what you meant now. This section is great.

January 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercolin

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