03 July 2005
The Persistence of Vision
Teapot Palmtree bought a small island. She spent a few weeks on it every year, running heavy equipment over the ground in preparation for building her retirement house. One year she unearthed dinosaur bones and threw them into the sea. The next year Teapot found mermaid skeletons and the year after that some unicorn skulls. She tossed them all to the ocean. The next year dinosaur, mermaid, and unicorn bones washed up on the beach. Teapot gathered them all, doused them with gasoline, and set them ablaze. The smoke made her eyes itch. Teapot looked away and rubbed them raw.