Artist - Margaret Poplin

A tableau in three parts.

A greatroom, filled with books and broad wooden chairs.

A small black-haired girl, strung from blue cord, hanging from the ceiling. Tears pour down her face, her lips tightly shut.

A vicious scorpion-creature menaces her, its body covered in fire-red carapace and spikes. The tip of its tail drips venom, held a hair’s breadth from the child’s neck.

The creature looks up in surprise, but the stinger does not waver.

One thought on “Afternoon.

  1. Hung in what way? At first I thought she was hung by the neck, therefore the dead girl had no fear of the Scorpion, but now I see she’s alive.

    What on earth could surprise a creature like that? (gulp)

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