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Posted: Tuesday December 16, 2014
The Americans Will Not Save You for Christmas

The following is a miniature from M.A.C. Farrant’s latest book The World Afloat, which won the 2014 Victoria Book Prize (Victoria, BC) and is available from Talon for $12.95.


The Americans Will Not Save You for Christmas

Greetings, large black person.

I have captured you by the short rabbits.

I’m sure you will not mind if I remove your toenails and leave them out on the desert floor for ants to eat!

Take my advice or I’ll spank you a lot.

Quiet or I’ll blow your throat up.

Darn, I will burn you into a BBQ chicken!

I have been scared silly too much lately.

I have knife scars more than the number of your leg hairs.

How can you use my intestines as a gift?

Gun wounds again?

You darling, lousy guy!

You always use violence.


*From English subtitles used in Hong Kong films.