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Monday, January 8, 2018

SWG: Sadist Alice


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Burning the Old Year" by Naomi Shihab Nye: doorknob, something, smallest, sizzle, shouts, dance, paper, flame, crackle, flammable, stone, dies 

There was something weird about Alice. I have seen her throw stones at neighbors windows and getting a sadistic pleasure out of it.

That evening, I can never forget, when Alice jammed the doorknob of the barn with their pet dog inside. She poured flammable liquid all around the barn and lighted a small paper a threw it on the liquid.
The dry grass crackled in the flame. Alice stood there doing a happy dance, while the people around screamed and shouted for help to douse the roaring fire.
People outside could here the smallest yelp of the little dog, as it inhaled enough smoke and eventually succumbed to it.
Slowly, the fire sizzled and died, but the body of the dog gave Alice a lot of satisfaction.

The post is written for Sunday Whirligig


  1. Good god. Alice needs psychiatric attention STAT.
    Well done.


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