I thought I could best encapsulate the passionate feelings of my sempiternal love for him in poetry: an ode to the athletic Adonis at the gymkhana; but, alas! I was forced to amend my feelings in a palinode when my Greek god turned out to be a brainless jerk.
The leader of the insurgent army, who first arose in opposition to the diktat prohibiting private gun ownership, was experiencing a slow declension of his mental state as his obsession with firearms turned into a mania for hoarding them, from gimcrack toy guns to a fully automatic, military-grade weapons.
By some strange fluke, while washing down my appetizer of gravlax with a refreshing libation of white wine, I began to choke and mayhem broke loose as I flailed wildly, breaking dishes and turning over chairs, in my attempts to signal for help in the near-empty restaurant.
The girl, held hostage on the pirate ship, flounced back and forth in her small quarters while awaiting her seadog captor, then indulged in a little tea leaf pareidolia to try and discern her fate, breaking into heart-wrenching ululation as the dregs of her tea revealed to her that her rescuer was in fact not coming.
My mother's parity was 3, but each had their own unique quirks: chameleon-like Angela, who showed up with a different hairstyle to the family dinner table each week; Sandra, who preferred be called a factotum, instead of a chronic job-hopper, and finally there was me--with my exaggeratedly round face, constantly being compared to one balanephagous woodland creature or another.
"I prefer uxorious to hen-pecked", my husband asserted to the sherpa who I had hired to lead him to the top of the mountain where rare apples grew, whose pips were purported by a brummagem healer to have magical beauty-restoring power, a claim that turned out to be as elusive as my rapidly fading beauty.
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