The Cultural Relevance of The Pearl Necklace (Tales From Filching-under-Luddley, part 1)

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Revenge

As the long nights drew in and then drew out again, the ‘bottle of Greed’, now nothing more than a hazy yet somewhat expensive memory, lay undisturbed. A more pressing concern now consumed me. In my haste, whilst creating ‘bottled Revenge’, I had misguidedly seen fit to use my own hair and clothing to produce the wax effigy, all silly superstitious fears had been pushed aside as I dispassionately pierced the effigy of myself with pins. My bravado may have been misplaced because since the creation of ‘bottled Revenge’ I had unwittingly become the initiator of a series of social blunders leaving those around me, hurt, betrayed, confused and perhaps a bit cross. I began to feel that I had been possessed by a demented demon hell bent on malevolent mayhem.
A fine example of this was my first foray into ‘Bottled People’ (a new and exciting concept at www.wonky-words.com) and involved my best friend, Jules. My brief was to bottle her essence, to create a bottled representation of her character, of her soul, of her very being; to produce an object that reflected her innate charm, poise and sophistication. The pearl necklace bursting through the neck of her bottle is obviously symbolic of her sparkling, frothy personality, an idea conceived in what I believe was a moment pure unadulterated artistic genius.
Jules, inexplicably, didn’t see it this way.

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Bottled Jules

first published 2 February 2007

6 thoughts on “The Cultural Relevance of The Pearl Necklace (Tales From Filching-under-Luddley, part 1)

    • You will have to read through the entire dirge before I make the final revelation, Mr Pain. It is not long, we are already up to February 2007 and it ends in…er… well put it this way… it does end 🙂
      Sx

  1. Hey – I hope the JPS are empty ? And the bottle should smell a bit of champagne or Kirschwasser – ?
    Makes me want to break that bottle … and inhale deeply …

    A necklace of pearls … that’s open to a lot of different interpretations. Jules did not like it, for a special reason ? Just asking. Maybe it’s too ejaculative on the very top for her tastes ?

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