First published as Wild Kingdom on April 14, 2015.
Warning: The content may be triggering.
Lions stalk the plains of Africa, roaring and eating up deer, then the Rock of Gibraltar appears behind a man that lights a cigarette and promises money to people that die.
“That’s the strength of the rock!” he says.
Peter thinks about the little girl with scissors.
Mother says she hides in the walls until she hears a little
boy talking too much.
Then she pops out, holds him down, and cuts out his tongue!
Mother says the little girl has scissors as long as Father’s arms.
But the little girl can’t hear a drawing, Peter thinks.
Mother’s in the kitchen having coffee with Earline.
Earline is the lady that lives next door.
Mother says Earline is PG.
Peter goes into the kitchen to show Earline his pictures of
people with breasts.
Earline blushes and says what a little man Peter’s become.
Mother heaves a burdened sigh and shakes her head, “He’s so difficult Earline! One of his uncle’s gave him a book about the natives of Africa; now he draws tits on everything.”
Mother smiles patiently at Peter: “Go to the living room, sweetheart and we’ll look at your drawings later.”
Peter returns to the living room. where the flies chase each other around his chair: one of them drifts sluggishly to the floor.
Peter snatches it up and rips off it’s wings.
Then he drops it to the floor to see what a fly without wings can do.
(c) Rob Goldstein 2017 All Rights Reserved