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I poisoned them.

posted by ben on 05.04.11 at 20:39, art, books, Leave a comment Permalink

I thought about killing myself but bought a plant instead.

I had never really had a plant before. I had a plastic plant once but even that died, eventually. The man at the store told me how to care for it. He said not to water it "too much." He said it wasn't supposed to get too much daylight. He said some other things I missed.

It's been two weeks since I got the plant and it's turning brown in spots.

-Kevin Sampsell, Beautiful Blemish, pg 70

Donna didn't like teddy bears. She decided to poison them. She said to her mom one morning in a serious tone: "I want the bears out of my room. They've been dead for a week now."

Her mother tried to hide her shock, and said, "What do you mean by that?"

She took a bite of her toast and said "I poisoned them." She swallowed and looked down. It seemed like she was about to cry or say she was sorry.

Her mother had all kinds of jabbing questions she wanted to ask running in her head: Why? Who told you to do that? Don't you like the bears? What's wrong with you? Did your brothers tell you to do that?

Donna interrupted those thoughts, "They were bored with their life," she said.

-Kevin Sampsell, Beautiful Blemish, pg 12


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