Lord of the Flies: Terrible and Beautiful

p. 181:

The parachute took the figure forward, furrowing the lagoon, and humped it over the reef and out to sea.

Is this nightmare scenario believable? Absolutely.

Stay tuned.

Flies in Lord of the Flies and This Is a Trigger Warning

The flies do finally appear.

That is all.

If anyone were to tell you that killing a pig isn’t the worst thing in the universe, self would say, read Lord of the Flies.

The funny thing is, a pig being killed is so not just a pig. It develops an ineffable aura, and before you can say Holy-Cow-Its-a-Metaphor, you begin to develop all sorts of feelings for the poor pig. And self would just like to say that never has a killing been so ineptly executed, except perhaps for that one in Half-Broke Things by Morag Joss.

Self is rambling because she suddenly remembers Jeffrey Dahmer. He used to torture insects by pulling off their wings. Then he got hold of a neighbor’s cat. Then he wound up storing human body parts in a freezer. There was progression.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Place(s) in the World, Real and Imagined

Self’s garden, this morning:

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Cover detail: Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys, the next book on her reading list

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