In the Wicked Garden

Friday, January 22, 2010

Reading-- The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
I'm listening to-- nothing

In the words of Mia Thermopolis the other night:

I lost my previous entry because my !@#$% computer blipped. I really should find another editor for my entries. *sighs* One that has recall or undo and can get back what has been "erased." I was almost done! Stupid computer!

Here's a fun prompt for those who like what I'll call the "oddball dark side." You know, the Addams Family and the Munsters.

The Very Wicked Midnight Garden
There is a woman who is voiceless from wailing and wasted from weeping and Death visits her from Faraway at Midnight. Death finds her in her Garden, her long-dead garden tending to weeds and thorns and sticker bushes and poisonous plants and as she harvests and picks and adds each deadly plant to her basket woven from human hair.

Death shudders and hides in the Shadows and is grateful the Woman can't see him. All the same she knows Death is there and when she senses it, she reaches into her basket and lifts one of the plants to her lips and pushes it into her mouth. She chews and swallows and screeches [silently] into the darkness, "Where are you? Why aren't these working...someone tell me why [aren't these] working!"

by Anita Marie Moscoso

Plant a Wicked Garden Here

Sometimes the most deadly, wicked things are the most unassuming and innocent looking.

Insert images of wicked plants

The Belladonna Plant. "Do not betray a beautiful lady."

List Twenty Wicked Words

  1. Mausoleum

  2. Foxglove

  3. Hex

  4. Voodoo

  5. Shadows

  6. Poltergeist

  7. Demonic

  8. Nightshade

  9. Devil

  10. Malice

  11. Vice

  12. Corpse

  13. Siren

  14. Revenant

  15. Ghoulish

  16. Maggots

  17. Curari

  18. Hellfire

  19. Damnation

  20. Cyanide

Make some notes about a plant

Foxglove, also known as "Dead Man's Bells" and "Witches' Gloves." The entire plant is toxic (including the roots and seeds), although the leaves of the upper stem are particularly potent, with just a nibble being enough to potentially cause death. Early symptoms of ingestion include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, wild hallucinations, delirium, and severe headache. Depending on the severity of the toxicosis the victim may later suffer irregular and slow pulse, tremors, various cerebral disturbances, especially of a visual nature (unusual colour visions with objects appearing yellowish to green, and blue halos around lights), convulsions, and deadly disturbances of the heart.

Someone replies and explains why the plants are not working. Record their words

"Death cannot take...ghouls. You have made your choice, and are now trapped in a misery of your own making. Death waits, but only when you release your bitterness will he take you..."

From the Soul Food Café prompt.

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