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A CRACKED KETTLE

by Kelvin Mason



Hitching her skirt and petticoats, Mary-Beth stepped over the body of the very last guest, her would-have-been father-in-law. This-all should bring a whole new meaning to the term shotgun wedding. Pumping to eject a spent cartridge, Mary-Beth nodded in satisfaction, smiling a vermilion lipstick gash. She blew a kiss at the smear that had been Bobby, her intended. Damn straight, not a whole lot of third-grade English teachers got to make a contribution like this to the language.`

© Kelvin Mason, 2000
kelvin.mason@mail.dk‘

' Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.’ (Gustave Flaubert)


contact: kelvin.mason@mail.dk

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