25 November 2005
Lord Love a Duck
Openmike Starlily regularly ate poisonous plants, waded through stands of poison oak, and encouraged the proliferation of poisonous spiders throughout her house. Openmike always said if one of them ever bit her, she’d bite it right back, only double. No one doubted her resolve, though they did question her sanity. This did not bother Openmike. She spent most of her evenings singing old standards in the sweetest voice you could ever imagine. Her neighbors opened their doors and windows just to let the sound into their houses. The consensus was that Openmike’s fondness for toxicity definitely had its positive side.