Sunday, June 29, 2008

just jack



Jack came out of the box. He cursed in fluent Russian and bit me on the nose. He said he is claustrophobic, asthmatic and scared of the dark. All of which I should have known. He said he’ll never forgive me. Swore he’d never let me go. Threatened to tie me up with second-hand parcel string. Stick on an obsolete stamp. And post me to a country that no longer exits.

5 comments:

dandelion said...

oh... like the best fairy tales; sinister, terrifying, exciting and dreamy...x

polona said...

for some reason i have always found these things disturbing... and your words correspond with my feelings

Spot said...

This is great - is it going to be part of a longer piece? I love the image of posting a parcel off to a country that no longer exists. And also how it has left me wondering about the strange stamp and if it had to be glued on and did it fall off in transit etc.
Reminds me of that terrifying idea of banishing people to Siberia and such like.

Clare Dudman said...

Ha! Very clever. Short and snappy. Just like Jack.

Ani Smith said...

I'm with Polona. Creepy Jack. Great piece. :)