I pressed  submit  and leant back on my chair  and  thoughts of tantalus came to mind  , then the four horses of the apocalypse   and a brief glimpse in my minds eye of the hittite empire … my phone  mmmed as a confirmation arrived  followed by a blip  as the other confirnation  confirmed  …the coffee rush was subsiding  much like miss gertrude jekylls  fictional brother, the monstrous in me subsided and i entertained the implications of what i had done in the previous timeless minutes …senior lecturer sustainable ecologies      and  then  apprentice butcher    …both  presented  moral and ethical  hurdles … hacking and butchering  the fragile tendons and ligaments of caged and confined creatures .. the foul stench of confusion …the frequent emptying of their  bowels  ….lacerations caused my now well known acerbic approach to all tasks of learning ….these students will of course have to  suffer me  in their journey  for resilience …now one the other hand  assistant butcher was another matter entirely  …i must remember  they are food  and fodder …as a creature myself i pondered what contract i would have breach  so i could wear a bloodstained  apron and develop a ruddy aspect and delight in greeting the public with a cleaver  by saying “now how can i help you today ..”while manhandling offal ..please can it be butcher? please?




About mauricewoconnell

Maurice OConnell is a Creative based in Cornwall concentrating on Writing and Unique theatrical appearances.. He continues to imagine a world twice as exciting and dangerous than it could possibly ever be View all posts by mauricewoconnell

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